Distracted driving is one of the biggest threats to drivers on the road, resulting in about 3,000 deaths every year. This includes people who text and drive, as well as others who engage in activities like eating and drinking, engaging in personal hygiene, or even those who change the radio while driving. Here are some of the ways that distracted drivers cause motor vehicle accidents:
The Daily Voice reported that a case involving a motorist who struck a state trooper after allegedly exchanging text messages while driving has been moved from Suffolk County to Westchester, where the District Attorney’s office has been appointed as special prosecutor. (Citing a conflict, the Suffolk DA recused themselves from the case, according to the article.)
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USA Today reported that the Automobile Association of America (AAA) that the federal government grossly underestimated the percentage of car crashes caused as a result of drowsy driving and is alerting the public of the seriousness of this danger.