Car accidents resulting from texting while driving have become more common with the popularity of smart phones and mobile applications. Your Plano TX car accident attorney, Todd Durham, wants you to be safe and join the Texas Department of Transportation campaign Talk. Text. Crash. initiated this past April. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the dangers associated with driving distracted, encouraging Texans, and all drivers to put down your smart phone while driving.
The TxDOT campaign page says:
Distracted driving is becoming increasingly common and dangerous, causing traffic crashes and fatalities. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows the proportion of fatalities reportedly associated with driver distraction increased from 10 percent in 2005 to 16 percent in 2009.
In fact, 20 percent of injury crashes nationally in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving.
This deadly trend is mirrored in Texas, where nearly one in four crashes involves driver distraction, according to TxDOT. In 2009 alone, over 100,000 vehicles were involved in crashes where distraction in vehicle, driver inattention or cell phone use was cited. Sadly, 408 of those crashes were fatal.
The Law Office of Todd R. Durham is your trusted Plano TX driving accident lawyer if you ever find yourself in a car accident. Consultations are free and Attorney Durham will meet you wherever you need if you are unable to travel. Call 214.222.4000 or 817.870.0007 to get started on your negligent driving car accident case.