If you use a cell phone or mobile device, you know how habit-forming it can be. For example, you're driving down a road when your phone or mobile device alerts you that you have a text message, do you automatically pick it up and answer it, or leave it alone?
Texting while driving is becoming even more of a driving distraction than driving while drunk. In fact, Car and Driver ran a test and found that driving reaction times are slower and slower when e-mailing and texting.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a distracted driver, please contact Penner Law Firm or call (203) 878-1254 today for your personal consultation with one of our Connecticut injury attorneys. Our offices are located in Milford and Branford.
What You Can Do
There are a number of things people can do to stop drivers from texting and driving; particularly younger drivers. For example:
- Remind drivers how important it is to keep your eyes on the road
- Don't text and drive yourself or lead by example
- Stay informed
Texting while driving leads to increased distraction while controlling your vehicle. It greatly increases the risk of traffic accidents and injury in the Connecticut area.
For your individual consultation with our experienced car accident attorneys, please contact Penner Law Firm or call (203) 878-1254 today.