Posted on Apr 04, 2014
Distracted driving is a problem. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. So when you get behind the wheel you put down the cellphone, put down the mascara, put down the hamburger – and drive. According to the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of people injured in "distracted-affected crashes" fell to 387,000 in 2011 from 416,000 in 2010. There were 3,020 "distracted-affected" fatal crashes in 2011, resulting in 3,331 deaths. In 2010, 3,092 people were killed in 2,843 "distraction-affected" fatal crashes.
Pennsylvania State Senator Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin) introduced a resolution which has designated April 2014 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.
If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania because another driver was texting while driving, contact an experienced auto accident lawyer at Schmidt Kramer. We can answer any questions or concerns you have about a car accident in Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, Lebanon and Central Pennsylvania.
The toll-free number is (717) 888-8888 or dial 8 at 717-888-8888 and the case evaluation is free. Alternatively, you may wish to download a free copy of our book Who Pays the Bills When You Are Injured in an Automobile Accident? for additional information.