Distracted Driving Zombies
The Carnegie Mellon University has conducted many studies and concluded that using a cell phone while driving an automobile reduces the drivers brain activity associated with driving by more then 37%. This translates into meaning that over a third of the distracted driver’s brain is not focused on the road. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is putting the title of “Zombie” on all these drivers. It is hard not to agree with them when over a third of the brain is focused elsewhere.
The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to put a stop to this zombie outbreak by highlighting the dangers of distracted driving during April (Distracted Driving Awareness Month). Last year alone, over 900 auto accidents were reported in North Carolina in which the investigating officers at the scene of the accident found an electronic device (cellphone) for example that contributed to the accident. That my friends is what we like to call “Distracted Driving”. These 900 distracted driving accidents caused two fatalities and nearly 300 serious injuries.
Contact a lawyer with experience successfully handling auto accident cases that involve distracted drivers if your or someone you care about have been the victim of a distracted driving accident.
Check out this video below that encourages motorists to put down there phones while driving and focus on their sole responsibility when behind the wheel, (DRIVING).