July 21st, 2015|
Despite California’s best efforts to thwart distracted driving, the behavior continues to be a serious threat to motorist safety here in The Golden State. That’s why our California car accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers are taking a look at why distracted driving continues to occur in our state and what’s being done to curb the problem.
California officials say that cellphone use while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle is up from last year in the state. The Office of Traffic Safety reports their researchers observed more than 9 percent of motorists using a cellphone or other handheld electronic device while driving this year. That’s a 39 percent increase from the 6.6 percent of motorists who were observed being distracted while driving in 2014.
You may be asking yourself, “With so many campaigns focusing on preventing distracted driving, how is the behavior increasing?” Experts told The Sacramento Bee that it’s because cellphones are so engrained in our everyday lives. Another reason is because many drivers blindly believe that they’re capable of multitasking while behind the wheel of a car.
Law enforcement is working tirelessly to bring an end to distracted driving in California. An estimated 46,000 distracted driving tickets were issued in California during a recent enforcement blitz that occurred during the month of April.
At Berg Injury Lawyers, we recognize the dangers that can be associated with distracted driving and our California personal injury lawyers are hopeful the state’s efforts to end this problem will be successful.