As you drive New Jersey’s roadways, you see evidence of distracted driving all around you. You may even practice such dangerous driving habits yourself. Given the sobering statistics, however, you may wish to rethink that decision. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives nationwide in 2015 alone. In the same year, 391,000 injuries resulted from distracted driving.
For many New Jersey drivers, having a vehicle to get from one place to another is a matter of convenience. Because it is a commonality for many people, it can be easy for some to forget that driving a vehicle is a privilege that should be carefully enjoyed to stay safe and protect others safety as well. However, there are times when unforeseen events can present risks to everyone, despite how attentive and experienced a driver may be.