There are literally hundred of different distracted driving types of car accidents that could occur on Rhode Island streets, roads and highways. Of course, texting and driving is the most widely known type of distracted driving. There are hundreds of reported distracted driving car, truck and motorcycle collisions in RI each year. Sadly, these crashes cause serious personal injury or even death.
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If you were injured in an automobile or semi truck wreck caused by a negligent motorist who was distracted then it is imperative that you immediately retain a Providence area personal injury attorney. Statistics show that texting and driving is nearly as dangerous if not more dangerous then drunk driving, stoned driving and reckless driving. If you were injured as a result of a distracted driver, then you should contact a negligence an injury lawyer.
Other types of non texting while driving distracted driving:
-utilizing gps, satellite radio
-web surfing and driving
-cell phone/ mobile phone / smartphone usage
-changing channel radio
-eating/ drinking and driving
-distractions on the side of the road, such as attractive people, animals, fight, car wreck, scenic view
-reading while driving
-personal grooming such as brushing hair or applying makeup
-reading a text message
-reading a book, map or manual
-sexual activity and driving
- “The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011.
- 11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.
- For drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes, 21 percent of the distracted drivers were distracted by the use of cell phones (NHTSA)”