(PRWEB) April 16, 2013
AT&T revealed in its latest survey that almost half of all American adults admit to texting while driving, compared with 43% of teenagers. “I was floored when I read the statistics that adults text while driving more than teens. I assumed that teens were the ones texting and driving since texting is associated with the younger generation,” Schafer said.
Texting while driving statistics
The number of adults who text while driving has gone up in the last three years. There about 180 million adult drivers and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31% of drivers in the USA text or e-mail while on the road. Schafer stated that adults are supposed to be good role models for the teens. However, it seems they are not doing their job well all the time. “My message to adults is be a better example for your children. They watch and imitate what you do,” Schafer posed a challenge to adult drivers.
Texting while driving is dangerous
Schafer explained that using your cell phone while driving increases the chance of a crash not just by 100% but by 400%. He added that drivers are not just putting their own lives at risk, but also endangering the lives of their passengers and other people on the road. “It is better to enable voicemail to respond and make a return call or send a text message when it is more convenient and safe,” Schafer suggested.
In Kentucky, every driver is obliged to drive carefully but adults seem not to care at all. Three in four Kentuckians talk while driving. Sixteen percent reported that adults talk on their phone every time or almost every time they drive.
“As a Kentucky Accident Attorney, I believe that more lives will be saved with the enforcement of the texting ban. If adults continue to ignore and violate the law, more accidents will happen and more lives will be taken. This National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, I encourage all drivers, especially adults, to drive responsibly, stay focused and be good role models for teen drivers. There is a time and place for everything, but texting while driving is absolutely not one of them,” Schafer stated.
About Mike Schafer
Mike Schafer is sole practitioner specializing in Civil Litigation including automobile accidents, slip and fall and wrongful death cases. He helps victims of various types of accidents receive adequate compensation. He can be contacted at:
The Schafer Law Office
1218 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: (502) 584-9511
Fax: (502) 636-4702