May 16, 2013
Distracted driving is a problem on today’s roadways, but teens are especially prone to its risks. In fact, studies show distracted driving is 23 times more dangerous that drinking and driving. Furthermore, a total of 40 percent of teens reported being in a vehicle when a driver’s distraction put them at risk of being in an accident.
Most experts attribute teens’ higher risk of distracted driving accidents to their lack of experience behind the wheel. In an effort to help prevent Colorado Distracted Driving Accidents involving teens, the Toyota Motor Company will be holding a program at the Bass Pro Shop in Stapleton, Colorado, called the “Driving Expectations Distracted Driving Course”.
According to a story form Colorado’s 9 News, participants will be asked to maneuver a vehicle through a track of cones and obstacles, all while operating a handheld device. The course is designed to show drivers just how difficult it is to properly maneuver a vehicle while texting or talking on a phone. This allows teens to experience these risks in a closed environment with professional instructors on hand to ensure safety at all times.
The Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm recognize just how dangerous distracted driving can be. That’s why the firm suggests anyone with free time over Memorial Day weekend participate in the program.