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Will This New Bill Decrease the Number of NJ Distracted Driving Accidents?

For many Americans, a hot cup of coffee is part of the daily commute. Soon this may change, as a bill in the state legislature hopes to reduce NJ distracted driving accidents. When most of us think of distracted driving, we picture a young person on a phone, but the legislation is taking a more comprehensive approach. Makeup, coffee, fast food and other distractions would all land drivers a fine. To understand such drastic measures, you need to understand the issue of distracted driving in America. Official Numbers on the Dangers of Distracted Driving Many Americans risk their lives each day by texting, talking or eating while driving. Here are some numbers from the United States government’s official website on the issue: Of all fatal crashes in the United States for drivers ages 15 to 19, 10 percent involved a distracted driver. An average of 600,000 drivers are using an…
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5 Most Dangerous Forms of Distracted Driving Other Than Cell Phones

Distracted driving is a growing problem across the nation and the world. Distracted drivers put not only themselves in danger but everyone around them as well. Thousands of people are injured or killed in distracted driving accidents every year, and many experts say that the number of car accidents officially reported to have been caused by distracted drivers is woefully underestimated. While cell phone use is considered the form of distracted driving most frequently talked about, many other things cause drivers to take their eyes off of the road. Here are some of the most common causes of distracted driving accidents that don’t involve cell phones. Smoking – Smoking related distractions, such as lighting, smoking, or extinguishing a cigarette, are directly responsible for at least 2 percent of all distracted driving crashes. That means that of the estimated 3,328 deaths attributed to distracted driving by the CDC in 2012, 66…
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8 Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is easily one of the most common causes of car accidents, which claims the lives of thousands of people each year. In order to avoid these accidents, we need to understand what causes them. Here are some examples of the most common causes of distracted driving accidents. Phone – Cell phone use while driving has been linked to as much as 12 percent of all fatal car accidents. There has been tons of litigation banning the use of cell phones while driving. So far, 39 states have prohibited texting while driving and another 11 have made talking on the phone while driving illegal. Rubbernecking – About 7 percent of fatal car accidents are the result of drivers allowing themselves to be distracted by things outside the car. Passengers – Passengers that do not respect the fact that their safety is directly tied to your ability to pay attention…
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