What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is when a driver is engaged in another activity while operating a motor vehicle. Most people think of texting and talking on the phone as distracted driving, but even listening to the radio, snapchatting, and eating can be considered distracted driving.
In the state of Utah, the group of drivers mostly likely to drive distracted is 16-24 year old group. In 2014 it was reported that around 19 people die in Utah every year because of distracted driving. The time of day most drivers get in wrecks is from about noon to around 7pm at night with a peak around 2 and 5pm with the rush hour in full swing. The most common accident is a rear end collision. According to the Utah Department of Safety a lot of fatal accidents occur while distracted driving. Typically five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.
Remember to not engage in texting or any other activity that takes your eyes off the road. Please don’t drive distracted. If you are injured in a car accident make sure to contact us Salt Lake City’s premier personal injury lawyers to get back on your feet. For more facts on distracted driving check out this link.