Distracted driving continues to be a problem among teenage motorists, and one new study from the AAA Foundation shows as many as 58 percent of crashes involving teen drivers are caused by failure to pay attention to the road.
WSMV 4 News reports students at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, were able to see the devastating results of distracted driving firsthand in a safe and controlled environment. A mock crash scene was set up outside of the school on March 26. The scene depicted several students who were injured or killed in a collision caused by a motorist who wasn’t watching the road. A life flight helicopter landed and flew victims away as police and firefighters worked to investigate the scene. It was an emotional sight for many students; especially a 17-year-old girl unable to walk after being involved in a Tennessee distracted driving accident late last year.
The school is also working to make students aware of distracted driving by randomly checking to see if students who drive are using cellphones as they leave campus for the day.
At Ponce Law, we understand the hard work that goes into raising awareness about distracted driving, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers would like to recognize Riverdale High School for their efforts to battle this dangerous behavior among young drivers.