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Florida is a dangerous state for distracted driving

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Each person behind the wheel of a vehicle has the responsibility of making good choices and driving as safely as possible. However, drivers do not always take this responsibility seriously, and they may engage in other activities while the vehicle is moving. Distracted driving is a serious problem, and statistics indicate that Florida has a high number of distraction-related fatal crashes compared to other states.  

The risks of distraction 

Distracted driving is a bigger concern than at any other point because of the large number of things that can take a driver’s attention at any given time. Smartphones are the most common source of distracted driving, but even a vehicle’s in-car infotainment system or talking with a passenger can be dangerous. Other common distracting activities include eating or drinking while behind the wheel.  

Accident data states that in 2020, more than 3,100 people were killed in accidents involving distraction. This was the year when there were fewer drivers on the road, and it is reasonable to assume that this number is higher now that the number of people driving has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Distraction, in all forms, is now one of the primary safety concerns in Florida and across the country. 

Holding distracted drivers accountable 

After a distracted driving accident, a driver will benefit from seeking the guidance of an experienced attorney. A victim and his or her family may have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a civil claim, but these cases are time-sensitive. Quick action may improve a victim’s chance of success with his or her claim.  


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