Don't Drive while Distracted
Distracted driving is a serious problem throughout Oregon. Even tough it's illegal in this state, thousands of people every day still use their phones while driving. Distracted driving can lead to serious, life-changing accidents. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, contact Johnson Law today. For everyone else, pay attention when you are behind the wheel and leave your phone in your pocket or purse.
Before the glut of smartphones hit the market, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that four in five accidents were caused by people eating while driving. It makes sense, in fact all five of them. You are using touch, smell and taste for the burger or sandwich in your hand, as well as to wipe off the grease on fingers that should be gripping the wheel instead.
If you are "cautious" then you are also avoiding accidents using your other two senses, eyes and ears focused on the road. Coffee was the worst culprit in causing car accidents in Portland and other states, then tacos and other foods that fall apart, are greasy or are both. So with the advent of smartphones, does some of that go away? No one wants to touch their screen and leave it a mess.
But the mess will be much worse if you cause an accident while driving distracted. Even just a few seconds can be the difference between a close call and a serious accident. When driving, make sure you entire attention is focused on the road in front of you and not your phone, your lunch, or anything that could lead to a car accident.
At Johnson Law, we have helped clients in Portland and throughout Oregon get the help they need after being injured by a distracted driver. We will aggressively fight to get you the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation regarding your accident, contact a personal injury attorney at Johnson Law today.