Study Shows Distracted Driving Persists as Problem Along U.S. Highways

by Staff Blogger | November 1st, 2013

November 1, 2013

Most motorists are aware that numerous studies have shown distracted driving to be one of the most dangerous behaviors on the road. Some studies have found distracted driving to be as dangerous as drinking and driving, while others have shown it can keep a motorist’s eyes off of the road for the distance of up to one football field at a time. But the Nashville Car Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law point out that despite efforts to prevent distracted driving, the behavior persists.

An article from News Channel 5 explains that a study recently published in an issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management concluded that four out of five college students admitted to texting and driving at the same time. Researchers asked participants why they chose to engage in the behavior and found the driving force seemed to be an attitude of immunity to the dangers distracted driving can pose.

The team found that men tended to be more likely to engage in texting while driving due to a belief they are better drivers than others on the road and are less likely to be involved in a distracted driving accident.

Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael D. Ponce, is aware of just how risky using handheld electronic devices behind the wheel can be. That’s why his law firm asks motorists to do their part to keep our highways safe by putting phones and other electronics down while driving.