A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Published January 2, 2014, Klauer, Sheila, Web) confirms the risk of distracted driving, especially among novice drivers. Anything which requires drivers to take their eyes off the road increases the risks of crashes and near crashes. Distractions include reaching and dialing a cell phone and texting.
The study equipped the test subject cars with four cameras (forward view, rear view, view of the driver’s face and view over the driver’s right shoulder) along with a variety of sensors. An estimated 9% of all persons who drive during the day do so while dialing or talking on a cell phone or sending or receiving text messages.
The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of automobile drivers and passengers in Berks County and Schuylkill County and serve accident victims and their families in Reading, PA, Pottsville, PA, and throughout Eastern and Central, Pennsylvania.
From the desk of Edward E. Houseman, Esquire.