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Don’t Drive Distracted

There’s a problem on Florida’s roads. In 2018, according to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV), there were 1,671 citations given by law enforcement for distracted driving. In 2015, 3,242 people died in 885,000 distraction-related crashes. Among those crashes, 69,000 were tied to cell phone use, and 453 of these crashes were fatal.

Humans have an average attention span of eight second… Goldfish have an attention span of nine seconds. What’s one difference between humans and goldfish? Goldfish don’t have smartphones–or drive.

According to a recent study done by Zendrive, U.S. drivers are becoming more likely to use their cellphones more often–with less awareness. This year, the company took self-assessment data from millions of drivers and combined it with data from their cellphones. The question to the drivers was clear: Are you good at focusing on the road? As it turns out, when it came to focus, the ones who gave themselves the highest scores were the most distracted drivers. Nearly one-third of the most distracted drivers had recorded themselves as ‘extremely safe’ in the survey.

Protect yourself and family from distracted drivers by 1) taking a defensive driving course 2) review your auto policy for adequate uninsured motorists coverage. If you find yourself a victim of a distracted driver call attorney Don Morrell at the Kendrick Law Group for a complimentary evaluation and strategy session. 407-641-5847

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