Speeding, inattention, texting, and falling asleep are very dangerous activities.
St. Augustine, FL- Driving is such a routine activity that many motorists don’t give a second thought to the things they do behind the wheel. The focus should be on the road, but motorists tend to do dangerous things on the road like text, eat or fall asleep. In this article, USAttorneys will discuss five common and deadly things Florida motorists do while driving.
Scrolling and texting
The Governors Highway Safety Administration estimates that distracted driving was a factor in 9.8 percent of fatal accidents in U.S. One in four of those crashes involves cell phone use, but the deadly habit is underreported. Additionally, 341,000 motor vehicle crashes in 2013 involved texting, according to the National Safety Council.
We can do a lot on our cell phones. That is why we are so addicted to them, but no text message or Facebook post is worth your life. You increase your chances of being in an injurious or deadly traffic crash 23 percent when you text behind the wheel.
Speeding, inattention, texting, and falling asleep are very dangerous activities.
Sleepy Driving 
A recent study from the American Automobile Association found that drowsy driving is more common accounts for one in five fatal accidents in the U.S. Drowsy driving results in 109,000 injuries and 6,400 deaths on the streets and highways across the nation, the Governors Highway Safety Association reports. Anyone can get drowsy behind the wheel. If you do get sleepy while driving, you should pull over and walk around or take a short nap. Whatever you do, if you are tired, get off the road, or you could fall asleep
at the wheel.
Get drunk or high
In 2015, alcohol-impaired drivers killed 508 people in the Sunshine State, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Drugged driving killed 256 people and drivers who were both high and drunk killed 269 people in 2015.
Being in a hurry
Most of us have busy lives and spend much of our days speeding to work, to a doctor’s appointment or rushing to the store. Nearly a third of fatal crashes in the U.S. are the result of speeding.

A personal injury lawyer in St. Augustine will do their best to secure a generous settlement for your traffic crash.

A personal injury lawyer in St. Augustine will do their best to secure a generous settlement for your traffic crash.


Let their minds wander
Has your mind even wandered at a red light only to be roused by a honking driver? Have you looked at a billboard so long you almost rear-ended the motorist in front of you? If you said yes to those questions, you were inattentive. It’s normal for a person’s mind to wander, but you should avoid doing it behind the wheel.
Talk to an accident lawyer
If you are injured by a negligent driver, let USAttorneys connect you with an accident lawyer in St. Augustine. We have a knowledgeable team in Florida who will be dedicated to getting the best settlement for your injuries and financial damages. Call and set up a case evaluation today.

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