Florida Is Second in Country for Distracted Driving
A study completed by Ever Drive using motion sensing app, identified that Florida was the second most dangerous state in the country for distracted driving. Florida comes in second only to Louisiana. Data was gathered through the motion sensing app to explore sudden acceleration, hard braking, speeding, aggressive turning and other movements that occurred from the vehicle while the phone was being used by the driver. The study did not measure incidental movements, such as situations in which a phone was in sleep mode or being used hands-free. The study’s findings identified that approximately 92% of drivers across the country with cell phones have moved them while inside a car in the past month. Florida's drivers got the second worst score around the country for driving while distracted, according to the point system used in the study. There are several other states in which police cannot pull over a driver specifically texting while driving including an arrest in Ohio, Iowa and South Dakota. April is the distracted driving month in Florida and around country and there are a growing number of serious distracted driving accidents that occur on busy Florida roadways, particularly affecting residence as well as tourists. If you have already been involved in an accident because of distracted driving, you need to share your concerns and file a lawsuit directly with an experienced personal injury lawyer who has a track record of finding hard on behalf of victims. If you believe someone else was playing with or using their phone at the time of the accident, evidence supporting this could help you recover compensation in an injury claim. You have to act quickly to protect your right to file. The statute of limitations requires that you file an injury claim immediately. Evidence like pictures from the scene or the police report can help point to another person's distracted driving behavior, and you must be prepared to act quickly if you want to collect this evidence and use it in an injury claim.