April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month
Ten years ago, we posted a blog article entitled Driving Distracted Should be a Safety Rule Violation. Since that time, this deadly roadway epidemic has only gotten worse. In 2019, distracted drivers killed 3,142 people. This represented a 10% increase from 2018. Although teenagers represent the largest percentage of offenders, it is done by all types and ages. The main offenders consider themselves good drivers and rationalize that they are only looking away for a few seconds.
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month. Think about that when you are on the road. No text message is worth an accident resulting in injury or death. Even if you are not distracted, it is important to constantly be aware of all the drivers around you that are.
Be safe out there!
About the Author
This blog submission was prepared by Mike Fish, an attorney with Fish Nelson & Holden, LLC, a law firm dedicated to representing self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in all matters related to workers’ compensation. Fish Nelson & Holden is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. If you have any questions about this submission or Alabama workers’ compensation in general, please contact Fish by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him directly at 205-332-1448.