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Three Times The Population Of Corpus Christi On A Cell Phone While Driving

Three Times The Population Of Corpus Christi On A Cell Phone While Driving?

Corpus Christi car accident lawyers are seeing more and more cases involving distracted driving. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and NHTSA has released nationwide survey data about how prevalent and dangerous this behavior is.

Three Times The Population Of Corpus Christi On A Cell Phone While Driving?April 16, 2013
Corpus Christi car accident lawyers are seeing more and more cases involving distracted driving. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and NHTSA has released nationwide survey data about how prevalent and dangerous this behavior is.

According to this latest survey, at any time during daylight hours, 660,000 drivers (over three times the population of Corpus Christi) are holding phones to their ears, and 1.18 million drivers are using either a hand held or hands free mobile device. According to a separate survey, most drivers (74%) support bans on hand held cell phone use, and nearly all (94%) support bans on texting while driving. However, almost half of drivers (48.6%) say they answer incoming phone calls, and more than half of those drivers (58%) admit to continuing to drive when they do answer a call.

Exactly how much distracted driving is a part of fatal car crashes or crashes that result in injury has proven difficult to determine. There is a lack of uniformity amongst the states in how distraction is reported by law enforcement and related agencies. However, the highway safety community is working to create uniform reporting guidelines for distracted driving. 2011 statistics show that of those currently reporting, 7% of drivers in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash, and 12% of those were using cell phones. 2011 data suggests nearly 1 in 6 (17%) of crashes resulting in injury involved distraction, resulting in 387,000 injured people.

Given how serious an issue distracted driving continues to be, what can we do to help reduce the danger? As drivers, we can turn off electronic devices before we drive, and wear our seatbelt to protect ourselves from others. As passengers, we can speak up if our driver is using a device. As parents, we can be a good role model, and talk to our teens about responsible driving. If we all pitch in, we can at least make ourselves and our families a little safer.

Free Consultation With A Car Accident Lawyer In Corpus Christi

Despite all our best efforts, we may still end up injured–the victim of a car accident caused by a distracted driver–whether by the driver of an 18 wheeler, motorcycle, or other vehicle. If this occurs, the experienced trial attorneys of the Brunkenhoefer Law Firm can help get you back on your feet. We understand what it takes to get through a severe car accident injury. Call us for a free no obligation consultation, and let us help you examine your legal options. Put our 37 years of experience to work for you. Contact an experienced Corpus Christi car accident lawyer from the Brunkenhoefer Law Firm at (361) 888-8808 today.


Traffic Fatalities Increasing On Eagle Ford Shale Roads

Traffic Fatalities Increasing On Eagle Ford Shale Roads

A long suspected trend has more statistics to back it up: As the Eagle Ford Shale oil boom continues to grow, the oil field roads between Corpus Christi and San Antonio are becoming more and more deadly.

According to a new report by the Texas Department of Transportation just released last Friday, in the 23-county Eagle Ford Shale area, fatal traffic accidents have increased 40%, with 248 fatalities, and 2,723 crashes with fatal or serious injuries. 9% of these car accidents involved commercial vehicles, with some counties reporting increases of over ten times the previous year’s numbers.

In response, the Texas Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety and several oil and gas companies, is launching a new public education campaign to encourage safe driving in energy work zones: “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” The campaign focuses on basic safety precautions that sometimes fall by the wayside when in rural areas: drive a safe speed; pass carefully; always stop at red lights and stop signs; avoid using cell phones while driving; and of course, buckle up.

Call (361) 888-8808 For A Free Consultation With A Corpus Christi Accident Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the Eagle Ford Shale or Corpus Christi area, get a free consultation now with an experienced serious injury attorney from the Brunkenhoefer Law Firm. Robert Brunkenhoefer is committed to getting justice for those injured through no fault of their own, and has over 40 years experience representing car accident victims throughout the Eagle Ford Shale and Corpus Christi area, including Alice, Kingsville, San Antonio, Robistown, Portland, Kenedy, Three Rivers, Karns City, Quero, George West, Oakville, Whitsett, Peggy, Port Aransas, Rockport, Victoria, McAllen, Refugio, as well as throughout Bexar County, Cameron County, Nueces County, and Webb County. Call now: (361) 888-8808.


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