Distracted Driving Enforcement & Education
Today the King County Traffic Safety Task Force is meeting at SeaTac City Hall. The primary focus of the meeting will be Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education.
The Distracted Driving Problem: Facts & Statistics
Distracted driving is a growing problem in King County, Washington State, and across the country. Distracted driving causes more than 5,000 deaths each year. Using handheld devices makes you 4 times more likely to get into a serious crash. Eighty-two percent of fatal distracted driving accidents involve eating, drinking, grooming, reading, using a navigation system or making adjustments to entertainment systems (radio, iPod, etc.). While 18% of fatal distracted driving accidents involve the use of a cell phone.
At Davis Law Group a large percentage of the rear-end accident cases involve a driver caused a distracted driving accident by failing to stop because he/she was talking on a cellphone or driving while texting.