Texting and driving has become an epidemic on Colorado roads. In fact, the state’s department of transportation estimates that more than 50 individuals lose their lives in the state each year due to a Colorado Distracted Driving Accident. This statistic leaves many wondering who is engaging in the behavior and why.
An article released by The Colorado Springs Gazette explains that distracted driving demographics are all over the board, considering 31 percent of motorists between 18 and 64 years old admitted to engaging in the behavior. The reason why motorists engage in the behavior seems to be the same for all, though An expert with Drive Smart Colorado stated that many drivers feel the urge to respond to a text or call as soon as it is received.
Colorado has laws in place against texting and driving, but they can be difficult to enforce and tickets are often only given after accidents happen. Officials tend to agree that the only way to put an end to the epidemic of phone use while driving is to create a culture of drivers who are aware of the serious dangers it poses.
The Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm understand how dangerous distracted driving can be, and they ask that we each do our part to keep Colorado’s highways safe by always focusing on the road when driving.