Because of one driver's decision to drive while distracted, more than 3,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2014 alone, according to data provided by distraction.gov. Sadly, one of those deaths included a 5-year-old girl who is now at the center of an important wrongful death lawsuit.
We all know the dangers of texting and driving. Even a brief look away from the road to glance at our phones is the reason why, in 2014, more than 3,100 people were killed and roughly 431,000 were injured in distracted driving vehicle collisions in the United States, according to distraction.gov. Of those reported to have been involved in fatal crashes due to distracted driving, roughly 10 percent were between the ages of 15 and 19.
Ask any driver whether or not drunk driving is dangerous, and you're almost certain to get a yes. Drivers young and old know that driving while impaired can be lethal. Still, every day drivers in Georgia are arrested for DUI.