Bringing Awareness to Driver Distraction
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This year’s focus is on the common misconception that hands-free devices reduce distraction and make operating a cellphone safe while driving. However, more than 30 studies have recently shown that hands-free devices are not any safer than handheld cellphones and electronics. In fact, they may be much, much more dangerous due to the false sense of security they give the drivers who use them.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident caused by a distracted driver, please call Van Dorn & Curtiss at (603) 556-4148 to learn more about your rights.
There is no safe way to use a phone while driving. During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and throughout the year our New Hampshire auto accident lawyers encourage you to refrain from cellphone use at all times while in a vehicle. This includes hands-free devices and talk-to-text options. If the temptation is too strong, consider Turing your cellphone off when you get into your car. Your safety and the safety of everyone else on the road may depend on it.
For more information about your rights following injury in a car accident, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today. We serve all of Vermont and New Hampshire.