Adults Text More than Teens
The dangers of texting while driving are widely known. Any parent of a teenager can attest to how often the words “do not text while you drive” are drilled into the heads of young drivers.
Then, why are adults still doing it? A case of “do as I say, not as I do”?
According to an article in USA Today, a recent poll by AT&T shows that 50% of adults admit to texting while driving, vs. 43% of teens.
Why is that? Is the stress of being constantly connected getting to us? Do we have the “it will not happen to me” mentality? Or do we think so highly of our own driving skills that we believe we can “do it all”?
“Teens, adults, anyone. The age of the driver or years of experience driving do not matter,” says Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau. “Distracted driving is dangerous — dangerous to motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, runners, work crews, anyone using our roadways. We can only hope that one day texting while driving will be taboo in our society — as socially frowned upon as drunk driving is today.”
“This is another form of ‘DUI” that is just as dangerous as alcohol and drugs,” notes texting crash lawyer Doug Landau of the Herndon Virginia law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, “it’s ‘Driving Under the Influence of Technology‘.” If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).