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Why Atlanta Drivers Use Cell Phones When They Know They Are Dangerous

Have you ever done something that you know is risky? How about something that you know could harm someone else? A recent study from Harris Interactive, a market research company, found that while the overwhelming majority of drivers know that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous, a substantial portion of them do it anyway.

The Study Results

Specifically, the study found that 91% of drivers know that is unsafe to use a cell phone while driving, and that 60% go ahead and do it anyway. About 72% of respondents aged 18-34 say that they sometimes use their cell phones while driving, but it is not just younger drivers who present a risk. Nearly a third of drivers aged 66 and older report the same behavior.

Why People Take This Risk

It is difficult to say with certainty why the majority of people who use a cell phone while driving choose to take the risk. However, our Atlanta car accident lawyers have found that some people believe they are capable of safely multitasking, believe the phone call is too important to wait, or believe that talking on a cell phone while driving isn't dangerous.

Why You May Need an Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney if You've Been Hurt

The reality is that talking on a cell phone may be dangerous and can be distracting. People suffer serious injuries, and fatalities, each year because of distracted drivers. If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, then it is important to know about your legal rights and potential recovery.

The experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys of The Dover Law Firm would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation. Simply call us today at 1.770.518.1133 to speak with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney.

We also invite you to read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim to learn more about your legal rights.

*Source: Most Drivers Still Use Cellphones, Know It's Wrong, www.cars.com