More than 3,400 American lives were lost in 2015 due to accidents involving distracted drivers.
To help reduce the number of accidental deaths and injuries, the National Safety Council created an awareness campaign and officially designated April as “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Our Phoenix car accident lawyers also want to alert you to the dangers of distracted driving and make you aware of Arizona city laws that are in place to protect drivers.
Arizona’s stance on distracted driving
Even though the state of Arizona does not have any specific distracted driving laws, the cities of Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson have bans against texting while driving. Oro Valley takes it one step further by banning drivers from holding a cell phone or other electronic device while driving.
In Phoenix, a driver found guilty of texting while driving could receive a $100 or $250 fine.
Reduce your distracted driving risks
You cannot control the actions of other drivers on the road. However, there are things you can do to prevent yourself and other drivers in your family from being distracted while driving.
The following are just a few distractions that you should avoid:
- Drinking and eating while driving
- Texting while driving
- Applying makeup while driving
- Shaving while driving
- Arguing while driving
- Driving while emotionally distressed
Our Phoenix car accident lawyers are always ready
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys are ready to assist you. We are available to take your call 24 hours, 7 days a week if you are injured in an accident. Contact us now by making one call to (602) 977-1900.