The advancement of technology has led to many wonderful achievements for our society over the years. It led to the creation of smartphones, social media, live video streaming, and video chatting. Today, almost everyone owns a smartphone and it allows them to connect with others in ways that were unprecedented. Although the rise of technology has proven to be a great endeavor, it has also led to some serious and potentially dangerous drawbacks.
Staying connected on social media and browsing the web at the touch of your fingers is a wonderful thing, however, many people perform these actions while driving. In 2017, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 9% of fatal crashes involved distracted driving and 3,166 people were killed in distracted-driving crashes. Browsing the web, texting, and even calling while driving can put you and others at risk of getting into an auto accident.
The digital world that we live in can be fraught with dangers. It is important to understand the repercussions of distracted driving, as people may not realize they are putting others at risk. With the Holiday season approaching and with winter weather knocking at our door, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings, not what you might be missing on social media. It is better to miss a recent status update than to be the reason someone misses their family member on Thanksgiving.
Negligent drivers need to be held accountable for their actions. At Burnside Law, we are committed to holding these distracted drivers accountable. You should not have to face the negligence of others on your own. We are prepared to fight with you every step of the way.