Are more Louisville drivers texting and emailing while driving and how does this affect the number of accidents resulting in injury or the loss of life across the State of Kentucky?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently published a study of observations conducted in 2014 and again in 2018. The study’s researchers observed 57% more drivers using their cell phones for other purposes than talking in the 2018 survey than in 2014.
A separate study published by the IIHs showed drivers are almost two-thirds more likely to be involved in a car accident resulting in injuries when using a cell phone for texting and emailing while driving. While many states have “hands free” cell phone laws on their books, Kentucky bans those under the age of 18 from using a cell phone while driving. Kentucky bans texting and emailing while driving for drivers of all ages.
Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of injury car accidents in Louisville and across Kentucky in recent years. Cell phones are often cited as contributing to an injury accident, along with fatigued driving and speeding. Louisville drivers texting and emailing while driving increase the odds of an injury accident for all of us.
The best practice is to silence your cell phone and place it out of reach while you are driving. Eliminate all other sources of distraction including eating in the car, or activities such as applying makeup while driving.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury or lost their life in a motor vehicle accident we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak with one of our attorneys personally for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as our firm works on a contingency fee basis.