When most people think of distracted driving, cell phone use and texting are the first things that come to mind, but one of the biggest distractions is much less "high tech." It's actually passengers. When passengers are looked at officially as a distraction, much of the emphasis goes to teens or other young drivers new to the road. One study by an insurance company found that a teen who drove with just one passenger was twice as likely to get into a fatal accident, and if two or more teens were passengers, five times as many fatal accidents occurred. Many states, and other countries as well, have placed extra passenger restrictions on young drivers to help prevent them from becoming distracted on the road, and therefore not only a danger to those it their vehicle, but anyone else they are sharing the road with as well.
The call for drivers to put down their phones is getting louder this legislative season in Colorado. Texting and driving, often referred to as distracted driving, is a nationwide problem that includes use of cellular phones for a number of non-driving tasks from text messaging to playing games or chatting on social media.
If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, having a good attorney working hard for you is a valuable asset. It can be difficult to tell immediately the exact extent of your injuries and the impact that they will have on your life. In many cases, an injured person or family members in the case of a wrongful death suit may not fully understand the type of compensation they may be eligible for.