Here at Castle Law Office, we've seen firsthand the devastation caused by distracted driving. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time to recommit ourselves to safe driving habits. Every year, countless lives are tragically lost due to distracted driving.

In 2022 alone, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Distracted driving can take many forms, from texting and talking on the phone to eating, adjusting the stereo, or even talking to passengers.

Here are some tips to avoid getting into an accident caused by distracted driving:

  • Take the #JustDrive pledge.
  • Put your phone away or turn it off before driving.
  • Talk to your friends and family about the dangers of distracted driving.
  • Choose your music before you start driving.
  • Speak up if you're with someone who is texting and driving.

The Numbers Don't Lie:

  • Distracted driving by cell phone use causes over a million crashes every year.
  • Texting and driving leads to hundreds of thousands of injuries annually.
  • Every day, distracted driving takes the lives of 9 people and injures 100 more.
  • There are hundreds of thousands of people on their phones on the road at any given time.
  • Car accidents are a leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Most people agree that texting and driving laws should be stricter.

This month, let's all do our part to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Talk to your friends and family about the importance of staying focused on the road. Share safe driving messages on social media.

By working together, we can create a culture of safe driving and prevent needless tragedies on our roads.

If you're ever in an accident, remember that Castle Law Office is here to help. Our car accident attorneys fight for the rights of injured victims in the Kansas City area.

Stay Safe on the Road!

Jason C. Amerine
Connect with me
President and Owner, Castle Law Office of Kansas City
Post A Comment