We have all heard of driving while intoxicated – it is illegal in the State of Connecticut as well as being highly dangerous not only for yourself and your passengers, but for all other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists you share the road with. In conjunction with many police departments across the state cracking down on distracted driving this month in the “U Drive U Text U Pay” enforcement campaign, AAA release a PSA on driving “intexticated.” Distracted driving causes New Haven auto accidents and accounts for an average of nine deaths per day nationwide. View AAA’s PSA here.
Staying focused on the road will help keep you and other drivers safe. This is especially imperative for those with teen drivers, who are inexperienced with driving and have a higher incidence of being distracted. We all need a reminder every so often to put down the phone or not eat while driving, because the safety of all those on the road is important. Types of distracted driving include:
- Texting or talking on your cell phone
- Getting something out of a purse or other bag
- Using GPS systems/interior touchscreens
- Reaching for toys
- Grooming or applying makeup
- Eating or drinking
The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm can help you with you claim if you or a loved one was injured by a distracted driver. We have been representing the injured along with Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years.