“Distracted Driving” continues to be a major cause and/or contributing factor in vehicle accidents.
On June 1, 2017 the Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release concerning the “Drop It And Drive” traffic safety campaign. Notable excerpts from the press release include the following:
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association and local police departments in a countywide ‘#DropItAndDrive’ traffic safety campaign during the ‘100 deadliest days’ of teen driving. The Lake County Division of Transportation along with AAA will also be partnering with law enforcement during the campaign.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving inexperienced teen drivers during this deadly period, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to AAA, the three main contributing factors in teen fatal crashes are distraction (distraction from passengers and/or electronic devices), failure to wear a seatbelt, and speeding.
Chief Eric Guenther, President of the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association said, “We see the consequences of distracting driving on the news and on our streets. Distracted driving has become the number 1 killer of teenagers between 16-19 years of age. Our call to action is to take to the streets and focus on distracted drivers for their safety as well as the community’s, for the next 100 days.”
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the press release mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.