The Real Danger Of Distracted Driving
Written by Greg on March 4, 2014
Distracted driving has reached epidemic proportions in America.
According to the DOT, over 3300 people died from distracted driving crashes in the last year alone.
The problem has been exacerbated by the popularity of smart phones such as the iPhone or Samsung galaxy that make it so easy to communicate by email or text messaging.
The most dangerous part of distracted driving is taking your eyes off the roadway. Most cell phones have been the most dangerous of the distractions, other things such as other passengers or even changing the radio station can serve the same function and put you or your family in danger.
The state of Texas has lagged behind many other states in regulating the use of cell phones while driving to protect its citizens.
Unfortunately, the governor vetoed a statute the Texas legislature passed a uniform act, which would have made the dangers less for our citizens, and given a uniform law regarding cell phone use across the state.
Fortunately, new leadership will be obtained in our upcoming elections and hopefully the problem of distracted driving will be addressed by those elected to serve the people of the state of Texas.