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If I seem obsessed with the topic of distracted driving, I offer no apologies. Instead, I ask that you take a look at the brief video and maybe you will understand why I feel so strongly about this unacceptable conduct.

Motorists engage in so-called “secondary behavior” (i.e, doing stuff other than paying attention) during more than half of their time spent driving – an action that is a factor in more than one million national car crashes and 16% of fatal accidents annually. And texting is the number one distracted driving activity by a far. With technology at drivers’ fingertips, drivers are becoming more and more tempted to send and read quick text messages that they by-and-large assume to be harmless. they couldn’t be more mistaken.

Car and Driver magazine performed an experiment to show just how dangerous texting and driving can be, in comparison with the widely known risky activity of drunk driving. During the experiment, cars were rigged with a red light to alert drivers when to brake. The magazine tested how long it would take to hit the brakes when sober, when legally impaired at a Blood Alcohol Level of .08, when reading an e-mail and when sending a text. Sober, focused drivers took an average of 0.54 seconds to brake. For legally drunk drivers four feet needed to be added. An additional 36 feet was necessary for reading an e-mail, and a whopping added 70 feet was needed for sending a text.

Another test conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory in London found that drivers who texted had slower response times, were more likely to drift in and out of lanes and even drove worse than drivers who were high on marijuana. The study found that reaction times for texting drivers were 35% worse than those of drivers with no distractions.

-Karim

Have you been injured in an accident with a distracted driver or any other kind of accident? If so, call us at THE LAW OFFICES OF KARIM ARZADI.When you contact my office, we will immediately set up a free, confidential appointment where you will meet an attorney who will listen to you and evaluate your case.  I have conveniently located offices in Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Jersey City, Roselle and East Orange. We understand traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and other medical problems caused by accidents and the problems that they can cause in your daily life.  My law firm will always work to make sure you are compensated fairly.

Whether you were a pedestrian, a bicyclist, or the occupant of car, motorcycle, boat or have been hurt at an amusement park or  injured in any kind of accident, you should immediately call one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at THE LAW OFFICES OF KARIM ARZADI at (732) 442-5900, 21-COURTLAW (212) 687-8529 or 1-800-RITELAW (800-748-3529) toll free.

You can even call either number on weekends or after regular business hours.
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