Could Social Media Increase Distracted Driving Crashes?

woman on phone while drivingA new survey shows that people are using their phones for more than just texting while driving. In a study of 2,067 people, four in ten smartphone users admit to tapping into social media while driving.

This new trend could have drastic implications on distracted driving, the number one cause of accidents in the United States.

In one of the few states that does not have a law against using a cell phone while driving, Texas drivers are at a greater risk for accidents caused by distracted driving and smartphones. The Fort Worth injury lawyers at Anderson Cummings have the proven experience in defending your rights against these types of drivers.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident by a preoccupied driver, call our distracted driving lawyers today and Lets Win This.

  • The survey commissioned by AT&T shows that text and email remain the leading smartphone distractions in the car for drivers ages 16 to 65. Social media use, however, is on the rise.
  • Twenty eight percent of those surveyed said that they surf the internet while driving, 27 percent log into Facebook, 17 percent snap photos, 14 percent use Twitter or Instagram, and 12 percent shoot video all while behind the wheel.
  • According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the number of drivers who read and even write emails while driving has increased to 36.1 percent and 27.1 percent respectively, an increase from 34.7 percent and 26.2 percent reported the previous year.

As Texas roads continue to become more dangerous as a result of increasingly distracted drivers, trust the experienced Fort Worth auto accident attorneys at Anderson Cummings to get you the compensation you deserve against distracted drivers.

Call (817) 920-9000 today for a free consultation.

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