Do You Have a Realistic Idea of How Dangerous It Is to Text and Drive?
Do you think it’s dangerous to text and drive? If you’re like many people, you may say that you do think it’s dangerous. But do you still do it? Unfortunately, this happens all too often – people believe that it’s dangerous for others to text and drive but think it’s fine when they’re doing it. Read on to learn why they’re wrong and how you can stay safe in a world of distracted drivers.
An interesting survey looks at texting and driving vs. driving under the influence of marijuana
We live in a time where truly interesting research is telling us a lot about accidents in the U.S. and who people feel about them. A great example is a recent poll done by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of American. They talked to drivers around the country and asked them if they thought it was safer to drive while texting or to drive while under the influence of marijuana. While the study found that many people think that driving under the influence of marijuana wasn’t a good idea, only about 40% of people said that it was likely to directly contribute to car accidents.
Overall crash statistics throughout the United States
The National Safety Council has released its report for 2016. The report states that there were more than 40,000 deaths caused by car accidents – which is 6% more than the number of deaths in 2015. 99% of their poll respondents said that using a phone for social media while driving was dangerous, and 91% said that marijuana was dangerous for drivers.
There are more car accidents in states that have legalized marijuana
You may wonder why so many researchers are asking individuals questions about how they feel about marijuana and driver. Consider the results of a study by the Highway Loss Data Institute and you may understand. This study found that in states that had legalized or decriminalized marijuana, the number of car accidents went up.
The study also found that one of the best predictors of whether or not a person drives while under the influence of marijuana is how old they are. A person in the 18 – 34 age group is most likely to drive while high on marijuana, and they’re also the most likely to be impaired on marijuana compared to those who are impaired by alcohol.
Texting and driving is simply not safe – it’s that simple
No matter how a driver thinks they’re doing, no matter how well they think they can drive under the influence of marijuana, no matter if they think that texting and driving is safe, if a person is an accident and they were distracted or under the influence, a lawsuit may be forthcoming. If you were the victim in this type of accident then you are urged to get legal representation. You may be eligible for a free legal consultation and a contingency case basis that allows you to pay $0.00 upfront. Call 909-982-0707 to get more information.