The Broward Country Sheriff’s Office is launching their campaign against texting and driving at the same time. The central advertisement for the movement simply reads, “TXT=RIP.” As a South Florida resident for over three decades, and as a Weston Car Accident Lawyer, I whole heartedly support this movement, which will protect our families and save thousands of lives.
The statistics concerning texting while driving are simply staggering. “Six-thousand people died last year as a result of distracted driving. Over 400,000 people were injured,” said Broward Sherriff, Al Lamberti, who was citing statistics from the National Transportation Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Texting while driving is equivalent to trying to drive a car after you’ve had four drinks of alcohol.” That last statement is incredibly powerful and really puts texting while driving into perspective.
As a personal injury lawyer and as a parent, I am vehemently opposed to texting and driving. Unfortunately, I hear all too often about cases where people are in car accidents because of texting while driving. As a Weston Car Accident Attorney, I am always terrified when I see teenagers and adults texting while driving throughout Weston. Hopefully the texting while driving campaign will eliminate these dangerous situations.
Texting while driving can oftentimes lead to serious and catastrophic injuries. Drivers become incredibly distracted while texting, which makes a car accident an unfortunate, yet probable outcome. As a Weston Car Accident Lawyer, I have dealt with victims for over thirty years, and I can promise you that you do not want to be the person on the other side of the table who has to live with the guilt of having caused a car accident and harming an innocent person.
Especially in residential neighborhoods in areas like Weston, Plantation and Sunrise, a distracted driver could hit someone who is walking down the street or just riding their bike. Bike accidents as a result of texting while driving are a common occurrence, because the driver is too distracted to focus. As the cited statistics prove, texting while driving causes car accidents, injuries, and in some cases, death. I sincerely hope that this campaign is effective with regards to stopping people from texting while driving in their cars.