Nashville Distracted Driving Victim

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.

Middle Tennessee Teens Learning the Dangers of Distracted Driving Accidents

by Staff Blogger | August 30th, 2013

August 30, 2013

Data indicates that distracted driving is becoming one of the leading causes of serious auto accidents in the state of Tennessee. The Nashville Car Accident Attorneys with Michael D. Ponce & Associates explain that teenagers are one of the age groups most at risk.

Studies by the Department of Transportation show 21 percent of drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 years old involved in fatal collisions were distracted at the time of their accidents. This age group had the highest proportion of distracted drivers when compared to other age demographics.

In an effort to help prevent teenage distracted driving accidents here in Tennessee, a group of students from Franklin High School and Cheatham County Central High School recently participated in a program called “Be In The Zone”.

News Channel 5 states the program aims to teach students the devastating effects distracted driving can have on lives by having participants watch as medical staff attempts to revive a mock accident victim. Students also saw what it was like to be a victim of such an accident by using crutches and other props to simulate injuries common in distracted driving collisions.

The team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Ponce Law hope the program was successful in teaching teen drivers the dangers of distracted driving.