In 2009, more than 36,000 people are injured or killed in car accidents in Oklahoma. Although many people believe that alcohol-related crashes are responsible for most road deaths, the truth is, most automobile accidents are caused by distracted driving. Alcohol injury crashes and nearly 10 percent of accidents in the state’s death was a factor, but nationwide, almost 20 per cent of all serious accidents account for distracted driving. Oklahoma figures to Extrapolating, this means that the 737 auto accident deaths in the 2009′s, nearly 150 deaths have been caused by drivers involved in Oklahoma.
However, some experts say that distracted driving statistics on accidents caused by too much. As the “Actions” Mark Edwards, director of automobile safety, according to traffic with AA, “Research tells us that all motor vehicle crashes in this country somewhere between 25-50 percent, primarily due to the fact as a driver’s distraction. “using, whether handheld or hands free, as long delays of 0.08 blood alcohol (BAC) concentration, the legal limit for DUI in Oklahoma.
Distracted driving is a form, any action it takes the driver’s attention off the road and safe driving. According to NHTSA, there are three types of disaster:
Visual distraction; – when you’re not on the road
Manual; distraction – when you touch something with the steering wheel is captured
; Cognitive distraction – when your mind is on other things
Switching to radio stations, talk, eat, put on makeup, reading a map, GPS device, seeing, talking on a cell phone are all simple actions which are eligible as the driver involved. One of the most lethal form of distracted driving is texting while driving. texting and driving is very dangerous because it combines all three types of disaster may be visual, manual, and knowledge. Their eyes and hands on the mobile phone, but compared to road and wheel, and your brain are sending messages and conversations are. Although generally considered a youth problem, texting and driving accident are found across age groups. In fact, drivers aged 30-39, while using a mobile phone to an accident is most likely. NHTSA traffic safety organizations and a myriad of public service campaigns warning of the dangers of texting and driving off, and state legislators to strengthen laws against driving while distracted driving, including texting, to push.
Being injured or lost a loved one’s attention while driving due to a severe emotional, physical and financial toll charges as a result of failure to pay. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) The death of a seriously injured road accident victims or potential economic impact is estimated at $ 1 million.
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