A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that nearly 87 percent of respondents expressed serious concern about distracted driving, yet many continue to engage in the behavior. If you or someone you love has been injured in a distracted driving accident, a Lincolnia car accident attorney can help.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed over 3,oo0 lives in 2019 alone.
The best way to combat the dangers of distracted driving is to understand the risks and take steps to avoid potential distractions.
Here are a few tips:
Most car accidents are caused by human error, and one of the most common mistakes drivers make is following another vehicle too closely. When you tailgate, you significantly increase your chances of rear-ending the car in front of you if they have to brake suddenly. Even if you’re paying attention and driving defensively, you can’t always control the actions of the drivers around you. By leaving enough space between your car and the one in front of you, you can help avoid a collision. Virginia has a larger amount of drivers engaging in the behavior of tailgating.
A 2021 study from Insurify has Virginia ranked as number four in the top ten states with most tailgating accidents. The study found that drivers in Virginia have received tailgating citations at a rate of 172 percent above the national average in 2021.
With over 15 years of experience helping people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the experienced Lincolnia car attorneys of Malloy Law Offices, LLC are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. Every attorney in our firm works on a contingency fee basis. Which allows you to hire a knowledgeable attorney at no financial risk to yourself. If you don’t win a settlement we take no fee and if you do win the fee is never taken out of your own personal finances. You have nothing to lose and potentially thousands to gain.