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Posted on October 31, 2017 by

Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise – Don’t Be a Statistic

From munching fries to tuning the radio, talking on the phone and texting while driving, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of the continued rise in vehicle accidents nationwide. The St. Louis car accident lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman know these seemingly short lapses in focus can too often lead to life-changing accidents, and want you to be aware of distracted driving dangers.

Keep Your Family and Other Motorists Safe with these Distracted Driving Safety Tips:

Plan ahead
Ensure plentiful time to reach your destination to avoid feeling rushed.

Pay attention to speed limits
Including speed limitations and changing traffic patterns caused by construction.

Avoid ALL distractions
Don’t talk on the phone or text while driving, and avoid eating and drinking on the road. Spills can easily result in accidents, especially with hot liquids. Pull over in a safe area to perform any necessary activities. Keep kids and pets securely buckled.

Be prepared.
Have a towing contact on hand in the event emergency roadside assistance is necessary.

Don’t blindly follow your GPS.
Accident reconstruction experts suggest this is an associated factor in many accidents.

Life is Filled with Distractions
But the lives of those around you depend on you staying focused and safe. Don’t become a statistic. Keep your eyes and mind on the road.

Questions about a distracted driving accident? Contact the St. Louis car accident lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman today.