You were doing WHAT at the time of the accident?

To kick off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we thought we would review some of the crazy stuff people are doing behind the wheel. In a recent survey, drivers from across the country admitted to an array of distracted driving behaviors including:

Combing/brushing hair

Romantic encounters/PDA

Taking selfies

Flossing/brushing teeth

Changing clothes

Using the bathroom (Yes, you read that correctly and, no, it is not an April Fool’s joke)

Putting on make-up including curling eyelashes

Changing drivers (as seen perhaps for the first time in Smokey and the Bandit)

Eating

Putting in contact lenses

Using eye drops

Playing musical instruments

Scratching off lottery tickets

So as you can see, texting and driving is not the only problem. And the above list is far from complete, as I have seen drivers reading the newspaper, rifling through their glove compartments, playing with their dogs, etc.  And while some of these antics might make us snicker, it really is not a laughing matter. Distracted driving injures and kills thousands of people each year. In 2012, 420,000 people were injured in car crashes attributed to distracted driving and more than 3,000 people lost their lives because of distracted driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, and you would like to discuss your legal options with one of our award-winning lawyers, call us any time at 615-742-4880 (Nashville) or 615-867-9900 (Murfreesboro) or 866-812-8787 (toll-free). We handle all accident cases on a contingency basis so we only get paid if we recover money for you.