April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Many organizations across the country are striving to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.  In the United States, nine people are killed and more than 1,100 are injured each day in crashes that involve distracted drivers.[1]

What is “distracted driving?”  Distracted driving is any activity that can divert attention away from the primary task of driving, including but not limited to: texting, using a cellphone or smartphone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, using a navigation system, watching a video, and adjusting the radio.[2]  These activities are dangerous because they involve one or more types of distraction:

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What Is Distracted Driving?

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Across the country, many organizations strive to create awareness for the dangers of distracted driving. In the United States, more than ninepeople are killed and more than 1,100 people are injured each day in crashes that involve distracted drivers.[1]

What counts as “distracted driving”? 

Distracted driving is any activity that can divert attention away from the primary task of driving, including: texting, using a cellphone or smartphone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, using a navigation system, watching a video, and adjusting the radio.[2] These activities are dangerous because they involve one or more types of distraction:

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Practice Safety During National Work Zone Awareness Week

Following safe driving habits in highway work zones helps protect highway workers, other drivers and everyone on the roadways. During National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week – March 23 – 27, 2015 - Richmond personal injury lawyer Chris Guedri shared tips to reduce highway work zone accidents on RichmondBizSense.com.

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