Eberstein & Witherite on Houston Drivers and Risky Behaviors
1800 CAR WRECK discusses risky behaviors of many Houston area drivers.
// 1-800 Car Wreck (Press Release) // Brian Eberstein
A majority of traffic accidents are stated to be preventable. Texas motor vehicle accidents occur daily, with most being attributed to risky behaviors of drivers. Because of the high incidence of fatalities that occur with these preventable accidents, many advocates in the state are seeking to raise awareness of the problem in hopes that less drivers in engage in problematic behaviors that can put their lives and the lives of others at risk.
Automobile fatality rates increasing on roadways
“The three main reasons given for the number of accident deaths are speed, failure to use seat belts and impaired driving, said Sgt. Lonny Haschel of the Department of Public Safety.”
For more information about Texas automobile fatality rates, please visit http://www.houstontx.gov/fire/news/texting.html.
In one of Texas’ most populated cities, Houston, one of the most risky behaviors stated to be a contributor to a significant number of accidents in the city is being distracted by cell phone use, particularly texting while driving.
“Texting Distracts – Watch the Road!”
“In 2011, the Houston Fire Department responded to more than 30 thousand vehicle related accidents, transporting more than 8 thousand individuals to the hospital and reporting more than 30 individuals dead on arrival. Statistics indicate that distracted driving contributes to as much as 20 percent of all fatal crashes and that cell phone use is the main culprit.”
For more information about Houston crashes, please visit http://www.houstontx.gov/fire/news/texting.html
Accidents caused by texting and other cell phone distractions are always 100 percent preventable, say the Houston accident injury attorneys of 1800 CAR WRECK. The attorneys note that it is important to remember to put safety first and any cell phone communication can be answered after one has reached their destination.
In the event that one has been involved in a Houston traffic accident linked to the risky behavior of another driver, they may be able to pursue legal compensation for any damages they incur as a result. The Houston accident lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK can help those who need better clarification of what their legal options are in these matters.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Houston car wreck, truck accident, motorcycle accident, 18-wheeler accident, or other accident type, the law firm of Eberstein & Witherite can provide you with a free evaluation of your case. The 1800 CAR WRECK helpline is always open, so individuals can contact the firm today.
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