Connecticut Drivers Know Their Driving Is Risky, But Do It Anyway
Distracted driving and speeding are problems on Connecticut roadways and no doubt a cause of Connecticut auto accidents. Even after three months at home, drivers are still engaging in driving that is risky, according to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Drivers know what behaviors are risky, but admit to engaging in this type of behavior.
- 50% involved in a crash (in the last 30 days) admit to talking on a mobile device while driving as opposed to 42% who were not in a crash.
- 43% of those in a recent crash admit to texting while driving as opposed to 27% who did not get into a crash.
- 39% of those in a recent crash admit to running red lights as opposed to 30% who were not involved in a crash.
Additionally, of those drivers surveyed, 96% admitted that driving when so tired it was hard to keep eyes open and driving while texting or sending an email was extremely dangerous or very dangerous.
Driving while distracted and/or speeding can lead to significant injuries, including death. The lawyers at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan urge you to focus solely on driving when operating a motor vehicle. If you are ever in an accident, you may be able to settle the claim yourself. Find out if you need a lawyer for your auto accident.