I am not the problem - it is the other guy. That is usually a dangerous philosophy, and it is particularly perilous when it comes to distracted driving. However, a recent survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the vast majority of people recognize the dangers of other people driving while distracted and may be slower to recognize the danger in themselves.

Results of the NHTSA Survey

Specifically, the NHTSA survey of 3,000 people found that:
  • 95% of people believe that texting or emailing while driving is dangerous, but 35% of people have done so in the last month.
  • 88% of people believe that talking on a cell phone while driving is dangerous, but 65% of people have done so in the last month.

Recognizing the Danger that Occurs When You Drive Distracted

The results of the survey indicate that people have gotten the general message that distracted driving is dangerous. However, that knowledge is not always seen as applicable to them. Perhaps the 35% of people who text or email and drive, or the 65% who continue to talk on a cell phone and drive, believe they are superior drivers or maybe they believe that their communication is too important to wait.

Whatever their reasons, public awareness campaigns and distracted driving laws must convince individuals that they can make a difference in avoiding Atlanta distracted driving accidents by putting down their phones while driving.

When to Contact an Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney

If you have been hurt by a distracted driver, then it is important to contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Auto accident attorneys in Atlanta can help you pursue damages if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver - even if that driver did not think himself a threat to public safety.

We can help hold distracted drivers accountable. Please call us today at 1.770.518.1133 for more information about your rights and potential recovery.