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1-800-CAR-WRECK: Research Shows Majority of Drivers Engage in Risky Behaviors Behind the Wheel

By May 23, 2016Other News

Dallas personal injury lawyer reports on research findings that show most drivers commonly engage in at least one unsafe act while operating a vehicle.

Dallas, TX Research shows that a majority of drivers engage in unsafe behaviors while behind the wheel. Dallas personal injury lawyer Amy Witherite of Eberstein Witherite LLP reports on the findings from the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety that shows that 87 percent of drivers were found to have driven while impaired, distracted, at excessive speeds, while not wearing a seatbelt, or ran a red light within the previous month. According to Witherite, the results were released in conjunction with other research showing that an increase in car crash related injuries and deaths has occurred since 2014.

According to Texas car wreck attorney Witherite, the state of Texas has been among the top states to see increases in traffic injuries and fatalities in recent years. In two recent blogs posted by the lawyer’s firm, “Son Witnesses Parents Being Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver in Fatal Crash” and “Dallas Car Crash Caused by Criminal Negligence Claims Lives of Three Children,” the accident injury lawyer identifies two of the most common risky driving behaviors that lead to fatal car crashes and discusses their impact on the families of victims in the aftermath.

To facilitate a safer driving environment for everyone, Witherite suggests that drivers:

  • Avoid using cell phones during any traffic commute
  • Never drive after consuming any amount of alcohol
  • Slow down for yellow lights and make a complete stop when approaching a red one
  • Never drive above the speed limit
  • Always wear a seat belt

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