Texting and Driving Accidents in the Marion Area
A driver zooming down North Court Street with one hand on the wheel and one hand scrolling through his Facebook wall is not only greatly increasing his risk for a car accident, he’s violating Illinois law too as we know. Illinois is one of the states that bans the use of hand-held devices while driving. This is a good thing, and helps stop some distracted driving crashes, but unfortunately many drivers in the Marion, Harrisburg and Metropolis area still try to sneak in cel phone calls and texts while they are driving. Bad idea!
Why? The probability that a motor vehicle crash involved a cellphone is
1 in 4 nationally. As a matter of fact, using a cellphone while driving ( otherwise known as distracted driving ) increases the risk of a crash by 4x, according to the Huffington Post.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, motorcycle wreck, truck crash or other vehicle accident involving bodily injury caused by distracted driving, call Lawler and Lawler for a no-obligation case review at 618-529-9377 or click here.
It’s ok to use a hands-free device like Bluetooth however. Despite the law, research is unclear as to whether these hands-free set ups make our roads any safer. Researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is funded by the insurance industry, It has been found that there is not much difference between drivers driving with cellphones in their hands versus those using hands-free devices.
You may not have thought of it this, but a car is just a combustable engine with wheels and you are in the driver seat! So when you are maneuvering through the streets of Metropolis or Harrisburg, keep both hands on the wheel, and focus on the task at hand – getting from point A to point B!
If you or a family member have been injured in a motorcycle wreck, truck accident, car crash or truck accident caused by texting and driving, call Lawler and Lawler for a no-obligation
case review at 618-529-9377 or click here.