McAllen Dangers of Driving and Texting

Anytime a driver takes his or her eyes off the road, serious consequences can follow. This is why texting while driving is so dangerous. A driver must look to read a text as well as concentrate on the message he or she is typing out while attempting to keep the vehicle on the road.

Cellphones have become a major distraction for society in general. This is especially true for drivers, who are attempting to multitask in their vehicles, often risking the safety of other drivers and passengers on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 6,000 people were killed in 2008 in distracted driving accidents, and nearly half a million more were injured. Perhaps most shocking is the fact that over 20 percent of all wrecks in 2008 involved some form of distracted driving.

When a driver gets behind the wheel, his or her attention should be on operating the vehicle and nothing else. When drivers allow themselves to be distracted, even for a few seconds, it takes their attention off the road and makes it nearly impossible for them to react to traffic slowdowns, changes in road conditions and other issues that may arise.

If you’ve suffered an injury in a car accident in McAllen, TX, call us right away.

Carabin & Shaw has the resources and knowledge to be able to give each car accident case the time and effort required to build a comprehensive claim for damages.

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