By now, all motorists have heard that texting while driving is a dangerous thing to do. Recently, however, a simulator at the Wood County Fair looks to show drivers exactly how dangerous.
The statistics have shown that 43% of teens say that they text and drive, and 77% percent of those teens have seen their parents text while driving. The Wood County Fair has set up a simulator so that teens can experience texting and driving in a safe environment and gauge their reaction times. The hope of this effort is to show young drivers just how much they are effected.
Lt. Savidge stated that drivers who are texting while behind the wheel act very similarly in their driving patterns to those who have been drinking or those that are falling asleep at the wheel. They start drifting off the side of the road, catch themselves and bring their car back. This becomes a problem when the driver overcorrects the vehicle and either loses control or crashes into another vehcile.
Texting and driving is a dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or death. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one because they were hit by a distracted driver in Ohio, call our attorneys to discuss your potential case.
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