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The Rising Cost of Distracted Driving: Facts and Stats

Distracted driving has been around as long as there have been cars. From adjusting the radio and eating to texting and talking on the phone, it only takes one second of glancing away from the road to cause an accident. The results can be deadly.

The use of cell phones and other electronics has caused the number of accidents and deaths due to distracted driving to skyrocket: In fact, the National Safety Council reports that distracted driving is now the third cause of road fatalities, right behind speeding and alcohol. At any given daylight moment across the U.S., approximately 600,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving (NOPUS)

At Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A., we understand the devastating effects of being injured in an auto accident in Cleveland caused by a distracted driver. That’s why we are launching this series of blogs. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll provide information about distracted driving and driving safety. Topics will include pedestrian and cyclist safety as well as keeping kids and teen drivers safe.

Please read Distracted Driving Facts and Statistics to learn more about what distracted driving is and the devastating impact it can have on others. You can also visit our distracted driving and texting accident page on our website.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, speak to an auto accident lawyer at NRS right away. Our distracted driving accident attorneys have the experience you need to get the results you deserve and are entitled to by law. Call us toll-free at 1.855.GOT.HURT (1.855.468.4878) or contact us by filling out our No-Risk Consultation Form.

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