Data on Cell Phone Usage of Drivers

October 2023

The Journal of Modern Transportation posted a article with respect to cell phone usage and the driver's perception of risk.  The article analyzed data from a study of 500 drivers in Texas who had a cell phone.  Among the findings was that there was no specific belief that the use of a cell phone during driving can impair a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.  Secondly, most driver's have not come to the conclusion that the use of a cell phone impairs their reaction time while driving.  Another finding of interest was that current driver's education classes did little to change the perception of a driver to the danger of using their cell phone while driving.

At Herrick & Hart, we understand the danger that using your cell phone while driving poses. Distracted driving is dangerous and claimed 3,522 lives in 2021 on roads in the United States. We help those who have been injured by distracted drivers on their cell phones.  If you have been injured in a car accident due to the fault of another, we encourage you to seek the help of a lawyer.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases. 

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