If you have a loved one who’s been seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, would such an experience have an impact on your daily driving behavior? Common sense seems to indicate such an experience would indeed have an effect, but recent findings suggest the opposite may be true.
According to the latest Traffic Safety Culture index compiled by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, even though one in three drivers have had a loved one seriously injured or even killed as a result of a car crash, one in five have themselves been involved in a serious motor vehicle accidents and one in ten have suffered serious injuries as a result of a crash, drivers continue to engage in risky behaviors while driving, such as speeding, running red lights, driving while drowsy and driving while distracted.
The survey found that, despite being aware of the dangers of specific risky driving behaviors, drivers continue to engage in such behaviors. For example, while 55 percent consider running a red light to be a very serious threat and 73 percent think it’s unacceptable, 36 percent of drivers still admitted to having run a red light.
And while 79 percent of drivers say texting or emailing while driving poses a very serious safety threat and 84 percent find the behavior completely unacceptable, 27 percent of drivers reported they had texted or sent email while driving.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Los Angeles motor vehicle accident, Bradley I. Kramer and his experienced legal team are here to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.