April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – a perfect time to reflect on your own driving habits and to make changes that help prevent your causing an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly all car accidents involve some form of distraction. Tragically, many of these accidents are fatal for the drivers and passengers of other vehicles, giving even a moments distraction the potential to forever alter the course of an entire family’s life.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, please call (877) 638-6226 to schedule your free consultation with one of the Arkansas car accident attorneys at the Duncan Firm.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is exactly what it sounds like – doing anything besides paying attention to the road while operating a vehicle. Using a cellphone is a clear example of distraction, but far from the only or even most dangerous way drivers are diverting their attention from the road.

Common forms of distracted driving include:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Applying makeup or personal grooming
  • Searching for a specific song or radio station
  • Switching CDs
  • Reading maps or GPS
  • Looking at passengers to talk

In short, anything that takes a drivers eyes and/or mind off of the road is a form of distraction – and any form of distraction is a potentially deadly act.

Distracted drivers are responsible for any and all damages they cause. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by one of these negligent drivers in Arkansas, please contact the Duncan Firm to schedule a free and informative consultation today. We serve all of Arkansas from our office in Little Rock, but can come to you if your injury prohibits travel.

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