Despite an increasing number of car accidents related to texting while driving and the fact that last year saw the first increase in traffic accident fatalities in more than a half-decade, a new survey from AAA indicates that most drivers are actually less worried about distracted driving and drunk driving than they were four years ago.
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According to the AAA survey, the number of people who said they believe driving after drinking is a “very serious threat” decreased from 90 percent in 2009 to 69 percent today. The percentage of respondents who said they consider driving after drinking “completely unacceptable” also dropped, from 95 percent in 2009 to 89 percent on the most recent survey. Despite these responses, 14 percent of those surveyed admitted they drove when their blood-alcohol levels were close to or over the legal limit.
Less dramatic was the decline in those who say they believe texting while driving is a “very serious threat;” that figure dropped from 87 percent in 2009 to 81 percent on the recent survey. About 80 percent of respondents said they considered texting while driving “completely unacceptable,” yet 1 in 4 people admitted to texting while behind the wheel within a month prior to taking the survey.
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a car accident caused by a careless driver, please contact Jay Trucks & Associates today for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Our personal injury lawyers welcome clients from Flint, Saginaw, Traverse City, Lansing and across Michigan.