distracted-teen-driversWhen it comes to accidents, it’s bad enough that the conditions are tough with high traffic and horrible weather. When you throw in medical emergencies, poor vision, and more, you can see that the world doesn’t’ really need to add distracted driving to its list or horrible accident causes. In the United States and increasingly in other parts of the world, distracted driving is taking a toll.

While teenagers are more likely to have the lower impulse control and higher desire to socialize or view a notification, it’s not just teenagers that are choosing poorly when driving. Sometimes, the behavior may seem so normalized that they think it’s fine, but many teens admit to knowing that they shouldn’t be checking or using their phone while driving but doing it anyway.

While people thought that distracted driving and texting using the phone was a thing that afflicted young people, as smart phones become the norm and people of all ages have one and know how to use it there are more and more people providing that it doesn’t matter how old you are– you are never too old to get into an accident. You don’t have to be a teen to injure someone or get injured by a distracted driver.

Yes, using your phone while driving could kill you. There are a number of other things that can kill you while driving that are distractions but not related to the cell phone. If you’ve been in an accident the first thing you should do is contact an experienced car accident attorney. Read on to find out more about what you should or shouldn’t do while driving. More people in the U.S. are dying from these types of actions before, and it’s time to raise awareness and vow to not use your phone while driving.

A study by a medical center found that distracted driving is now causing more deaths than drinking among teens, and three thousand or more teens die every year from directly texting while driving. Driving is tough enough– you can imagine when you take your eyes off of the wheel that if even only for a few seconds you are traveling yards and yards.

If you are texting or driving or even looking or talking on your phone, you could be distractedly driving. In fact, drivers may be 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident if they are texting and driving, according to Virginia Tech. While some of the teens know it is not good to text while driving, over half of the same surveyed said they had done it. Many of them said they had done it while alone– secret distracted driving behavior.

Not only that, people admitted to watching videos while driving, texting their family or friends. It’s not just teens that are getting killed by distracted driving– people of all ages and walks of life really are susceptible to being injured by this or even killed by it. Contact The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas to find out more and have a consultation!