Drivers Urged to Buckle Up and Stop on Red
Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on Feb 19, 2013 in Car Accidents
Recently, one of our Lebanon car wreck lawyers read the results of the most current AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study called the Traffic Safety Culture Index. Our attorney was surprised to find that while many people disapprove of unsafe driving behaviors such as drinking and driving, texting while driving, and drowsy driving, survey results show that many of them still practice these unsafe behaviors.
In addition to the unsafe behaviors listed above, we were unsettled to see the following:
- Many drivers run red lights – More than 38 percent of drivers admitted to running a red light in the past month even though they could have stopped safely. When surveyed, most drivers said running a red light is unsafe and unacceptable.
- Drivers do not always wear a seat belt – Although most say it is unacceptable to drive without one, nearly 25 percent of drivers said they drove without a seat belt in the last 30 days; almost 20 percent of them did so more than once.
Paying close attention to traffic lights and wearing a seat belt are simple ways to keep yourself and others safe on Pennsylvania roads. If you are seriously injured in a car accident, a skilled Harrisburg car crash attorney at Schmidt Kramer can help. Our dedicated lawyers will fight tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Give us a call today at (888) 476-0807 for a free case evaluation. 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 more information.