According to AAA, in the United States, anywhere between 30,000 and 40,000 people die in automobile accidents per year and most of these accidents are caused by human error and distractions that are completely preventable!
A recent study by AAA showed that almost 87% of drivers admitted to engaging in very risky behavior while behind the wheel of a vehicle, such as texting, speeding, driving under the influence, or running a red light. The AAA study also found that 42% admitted to texting and 70% admitted to being on their phones – this concludes that driving distracted is the most common behavior among all participants. 32% of the participants said they drove while fatigued, 48% admitted to driving over 15mph over the speed limit, and 13% to driving drunk to almost drunk.
Tips for safe driving
- Get off the phone! Whatever you need to do can wait.
- Follow the rules of the road
- Never drive while you’ve had some drinks
- Do not drive when extremely tired
- If there is bad weather avoid driving, or if you’re caught in bad weather pull to the side of the road
- ALWAYS wear a seat belt
Stay safe out on the roads, but if you’ve been involved in a car accident in Wauwatosa, WI contact our law firm at 414-259-9300 and one of our experienced attorneys can sit down and talk about your legal case. We would be more than happy to represent you.