Fatal car accidents have risen more than 20 percent in Texas over the last six years, according to one report. Why? The reasons are numerous, but texting while driving is a major factor.
Driver distraction is a serious problem in Texas and nationwide. In fact, each year more than 100,000 crashes in Texas involve driver distraction, and Texas was recently ranked in the top 20 states with the most distracted drivers.
Did you know that each year more than 100,000 crashes in Texas involve driver distraction? Despite this and other staggering statistics that underscore the dangers of distracted driving, accidents involving distracted drivers are still on the rise.
Driver distraction has emerged as one of the most life-threatening safety hazards for motorists in the United States, and recently the U.S. Department of Transportation called on phone makers to help address the problem.
Unfortunately, car accidents are a potential risk when it comes to getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Sometimes, the weather can cause a car accident. Other times, it is a drunk driver who loses control and places innocent lives in danger. Whether the accident is a fender-bender or a multi-car pileup, serious injuries can place hardworking families under significant financial duress.
Each year in Texas, more than 100,000 crashes involve distracted driving. In fact, statistics show that traffic fatalities are trending upward nationwide, with distracted driving being a major contributing factor.