A new infographic about the risks of distracted driving in California has been created by Orange County personal injury attorney Chris Purcell. Distracted driving means taking your eyes off of the road, removing a hand from the wheel, or focusing the mind on a task other than driving. Talking and texting while operating a motor vehicle have the potential to fit all 3 of these dangerous categories. The infographic's statistics show that, on average, approximately 9% of drivers in the state of California are utilizing a mobile phone to text or talk while driving. One of the most shocking statistics in the infographic? 9 out of 10 teenagers say they have witnessed their parents operating a car while using a cell phone. If a driver is texting or dialing a number, he or she may have their eyes off of the road, a hand off of the wheel, and their mind on the conversation instead of the road. Drivers are encouraged to pull to the side of the road and turn off their vehicles before engaging in phone calls or text messaging.
Chris Purcell is a personal injury lawyer with offices in Santa Ana and Irvine, California. He handles complex personal injury, car accident, and wrongful death cases throughout Orange County, California. http://www.purcell-law.com