The National Occupant Protection Use Survey conducted in 2011 found that at any moment during the day, approximately 660,000 U.S. drivers are using cellphones or other electronic devices on the road. This poses a very serious risk to other drivers and passengers.
A study by the University of Utah found that using a cellphone while driving is just as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08. Whether the drivers studied used hand-held phones or hands-free devices, their reaction time was significantly longer, just like alcohol-impaired drivers.
Carnegie Mellon conducted a similar study and found that using a cellphone behind the wheel reduced driving-related brain activity by 37 percent. It is no wonder that drivers who are using less than two-thirds of their brains end up creating serious car accidents and injuring innocent people.
Call T.J. – He’ll Make ‘Em Pay
If you or someone you love was a victim of reckless driving in Kentucky, turn to the Louisville law firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law. With more than 20 years of trial experience, T.J. has obtained more than $200 million for victims of reckless driving accidents and other types of negligence. You can trust our lawyer to pursue maximum compensation for you and your family while providing the personal, one-on-one attention and service you deserve.
To get a free initial consultation, call T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, at 502-589-2560 (Louisville) or 502-589-2560 (Central Kentucky). You can also contact the office by email.