Thousands of people are killed every year because of distracted drivers. Sadly, with the increased use of cell phones and texting while driving, the problem is only worsening. In 2010, an estimated 3,000 people were killed and more than 400,000 injured as a result of distracted driving.
However, there are things you can do to stay safe, and if you are injured in a car accident because of the mistakes of another driver, a distracted driving attorney in Indiana may be able to help.
Listed below are five easy tips to stay safe on the road:
- Be prepared for the weather. Bad weather makes driving more dangerous. When you are in a hurry, the risk of an accident is even greater. Check the weather before leaving the house and if it is expected to rain or snow later in the day, be prepared and give yourself extra time.
- Don’t drink and drive. This should go without saying, but still a significant portion of car accidents are caused by drunk drivers. If you’re going to drink, don’t get behind the wheel.
- Drive the speed limit. The laws of the road are in place to protect you. Follow the speed limit and pay attention to traffic signs and you’ll significantly reduce your chance of an accident.
- Stay off the phone and avoid distractions. Texting has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. But it’s not just texting. Eating, drinking, putting on make-up and talking on the phone while driving can all cause accidents.
Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC has been aggressively campaigning against distracted driving for several years. We have purchased several distracted driving simulation machines and we take around the state to show young drivers the dangers of texting and driving. In addition, we have donated several of these machines to fire departments so that they can also use them in educating young drivers.
Aside from not driving at all, there is no way to completely reduce the risk of being in a car accident. However, taking these simple tips to heart can severely decrease your chances of causing one. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident because of another driver’s carelessness, contact the texting accident attorneys in Indiana at Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC today.