Car crashes happen for a variety of reasons, but when they happen because of something that is completely preventable, they can be particularly difficult to understand. Families who have lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence know that upsetting feeling all too well. One simple way to stop car crashes is to avoid driving while distracted. However, Texas law enforcement says that this year is on track to show an increase in the number of fatal car crashes. They believe the rise may be due to distracted driving.
Many people realize just how dangerous it can be to drink and drive, but what about distracted driving? Though a lot of people understand the risks associated, they may still engage in the practice, not realizing that some experts believe distracted driving to be just as serious as driving while intoxicated. That's why Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and AAA Texas decided to launch a campaign to educate the public about this potentially dangerous practice.
Most people agree that texting or using a mobile phone while driving a car can be dangerous. Lawmakers across the country have passed laws forbidding the use of a cellphone to varying degrees while behind the wheel. Texas passed such legislation just a couple of years ago. However, experts are unsure as to how much these laws may be helping to stop distracted driving.
By now, most people are aware of the dangers that distracted driving creates on Texas roads. When drivers take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel or their minds off of driving, the chances of a life-threatening car accident multiply significantly.
The most anticipated innovation in automotive technology is the self-driving car. For years, researchers and automakers have been teasing the idea that our vehicles will someday drive themselves and that such travel will actually be safer than cars navigated by humans.