Distracted Driving Awareness

Adams Law Firm Recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Every April, Adams Law Firm recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month.Distraction.gov, the Official U.S. Government website for Distracted Driving defines the growing problem as follows:

“Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.”

In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 3,179 fatalities and 431,000 injuries in motor vehicle accidents.  Please take a few minutes to visit Distraction.gov to see Facts & Statistics on this growing problem.

Educating people on the potential dangers of driving while distracted is one way we can help in ending this growing problem.  Below you will find the Georgia laws on Distracted Driving and Distraction.gov offers numerous resources.

Georgia Laws on Distracted Driving

  • Ban on texting for drivers of all ages
  • Ban on all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for bus drivers
  • Ban on all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for novice* drivers

*Note: Georgia defines novice drivers as all drivers under 18 years old. 

Don’t Be a Statistic

Talk to your loved ones about the dangers of distracted driving.  Sign the pledge to hold yourself accountable. Speak up as a passenger if your driver is being distracted.  Most importantly, please always be safe on the roads and remember it can wait!

Experienced Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys at Adams Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Georgia, please call Adams Law Firm at (478) 845-1961  for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.  We are experienced car accident attorneys and are ready to serve you.