More Teen Deaths Due to Texting and Driving

It is critical to never text while operating your vehicle, for the sake of your passengers and the drivers around you.

In recent years we have become aware of the dangers of texting while driving. We know the consequences that can result from glancing down at our phones for only a few seconds. However, shocking statistics indicate that the number of teen deaths due to texting and driving have surpassed deaths due to drinking and driving.

CBS news reported that 3,000 teens die each year due to texting and driving, versus the 2,700 teens that die each year due to drinking and driving.

Some schools have been trying to help students stay safe by raising awareness. Lawmakers have been trying to push for tougher laws that will deter teens from texting while driving.

It seems that the statistics are rising because teens aren’t drinking as often as they text. Teens always have their phones with them, which increases the likelihood that they will text while they drive.

It is critical to never text while operating your vehicle, for the sake of your passengers and the drivers around you.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been in an accident due to another persons distracted and negligent driving, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. for legal assistance. Call us at (314) 361-4242. We offer free consultations in all personal injury cases and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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