Hi this is Mark Thush, I’m an accident attorney practicing personal injury law here in Florida. In today’s video we discuss why adults are more likely to text and drive.
Recent campaigns to stop texting and driving have been aimed at teens but a new survey from AT&T shows adults are more likely to be driving distracted. In a recent survey, nearly half of the adult drivers surveyed said they text and drive — while all of them say they know the habit is dangerous. Ninety-eight percent of adult drivers surveyed said they know that distracted driving isn’t safe. But this trend — appears to be on the rise.
In 10 U.S. states, its illegal to use your cell phone while driving, and in 39 states, texting while driving is banned. Florida has no laws banning cell phone use but recently banned texting while driving. The Florida bill makes texting while driving a secondary violation, meaning a driver would need to be committing another violation before being cited for texting and driving.
It seems hardly a day goes by that we don’t read or hear about another car accident that may have been avoided if a cell phone had not been in use. But texting and driving is not limited to cars on the highway. Today there is a growing concern about pilots, bus drivers and other professionals involved in mass transportation that might be distracted from their job if they are texting and driving.
So what’s the answer? Don’t text and drive since the life you save might be your own, a loved one or an innocent bystander.
If you have a question about an auto accident that you or a family member was involved in – pick up the phone and call me. I can answer your legal questions. You can reach me at 407-862-2767 or by email that’s firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise to give you a straight-forward honest and personal answer. That’s my guarantee.
I’m Mark Thush, thanks for watching, have a great day and I’ll see you soon!