Distracted driving probably causes more accidents than we think

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2019 | auto accidents |

How can we keep track of statistics about dangerous conduct on the roadways in America, such as instances of distracted driving? After all, at any given time there are millions of vehicles on the roads of Colorado and other states throughout the country. Nevertheless, it is important to keep track of what people are doing in their vehicles as they are driving, oftentimes at high speeds, alongside other people on the roadways.

One way to determine the rate of instances of distracted driving is from police reports about accidents. If one of the drivers was distracted at the time of the accident, according to a recent report, that information is oftentimes noted. However, the problem with this is that some people — perhaps many people — are not all that willing to admit when they have made a mistake, like using their cellphones while driving and thereby causing a car accident.

As a result, even though some statistics about the rate of distracted driving in America are available, the recent report noted that, in all likelihood, distracted driving is underreported. Our readers would probably agree, as it is almost impossible to drive anywhere in America these days without frequently seeing other drivers who are talking, texting, emailing or even watching shows on their cellphones while driving.

Auto accidents that are caused by distracted driving are every bit as dangerous as those caused by drunk driving, for example. It is all a form of negligence behind the wheel. Anyone in Colorado who has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver may have legal options to attempt to recover financial compensation.