April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Distracted driving is a rising epidemic in the United States. In 2015 alone 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in a motor vehicle accidents caused by a distracted driver. Whether someone is texting, checking email, changing music or talking and looking around, distracted driving can become deadly in a split second.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. At Gauthier Amedee, we want to raise awareness by sharing some startling statistics about distracted driving. A car accident can happen at any given moment to anyone on the road.
The Startling Statistics according to the United States Department of Transportation (NHTSA):
- Teens were reported as the largest age group to be distracted during the time of a fatal accident.
- Every 8 seconds someone is injured in a car crash.
- It takes an average of 5 seconds after a driver’s mind is taken off the road for an accident to occur.
- Each day approximately 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones while driving.
To learn more about distracted driving and the statistics visit the NHSTA. When operating a motor vehicle please pay attention at all times and do not text and drive, drink & drive or take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.
If you or a loved one ever suffer serious injuries in a car accident that was not your fault, call Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.
When you call, you will speak with an experienced Louisiana Car Accident attorney absolutely FREE. We will investigate every detail of your car accident at no cost to you and fight hard to secure the maximum recovery for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain & suffering, and a host of other accident related expenses.
Gauthier Amedee is committed to protecting the rights of injured people in Baton Rouge, Gonzales and Prairieville, Louisiana. At Gauthier Amedee, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and you owe us nothing until we win your case.
Don’t delay. Get the help you need today with Gauthier Amedee.April 4th, 2017