Only people who have been victims of car accidents recognize with utter gravity how devastating they can be. Some accidents are unavoidable due to auto defects, weather conditions, or other factors. But most are not.
What can drivers do to stay safe on the road? This infographic from Adams Davis P.C. makes it simple to see:
- Wear a seat belt. Statistics show seatbelt use saved more than 75,000 lives from 2004 to 2008. Studies show even more drivers and passengers would avoid injury or even death if seat belts are always worn.
- Call a friend or a cab if they’ve been drinking. Yes, everyone has heard the admonitions — but consider that 1.41 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence in 2010.
- Put away the cell phone. Texting, talking, and inviting distraction while driving is another leading cause of accidents — often with fatal consequences. As the infographic illustrates, drivers who text while driving are 23 more times more likely to be in an accident. Pulling off the road and putting the car in park before cell use is the safest strategy.
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