Coordinators

Other Contributors

About Us

www.clpblog.org

The contributors to the Consumer Law & Policy blog are lawyers and law professors who practice, teach, or write about consumer law and policy. The blog is hosted by Public Citizen Litigation Group, but the views expressed here are solely those of the individual contributors (and don't necessarily reflect the views of institutions with which they are affiliated). To view the blog's policies, please click here.

« Fox Business News: Medical Credit Cards: Treatment Today, Payment Headaches Tomorrow | Main | More on the Michigan Court of Appeals' Internet anonymity ruling »

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Comments

Steve Rhode

I was surprised recently to read that most distracted driving accidents were actually not caused by cell phones. The majority (62%) were from other reasons such as daydreaming or just not paying attention.

"A recent study by the Erie Insurance Group reveals you are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash if you are lost in thought rather than if you are distracted by some type of electronic device.

The data looked at 65,000 accidents that occurred over the last two years and identified 10-percent as the result of some form of distracted driving. But 62-percent of crashes were believed to be related to daydreaming.

By comparison, only 12-percent of fatal accidents covered in the report were blamed on some type of mobile use."

louise

Well, I do not know where all these figures come from [previous comment] but I have no doubt about the dumb-heads I am following daily, weaving from the mid-left lane to the grass side and when I eventually use my car horn to signal, the erratic behavior ceases forthwith. These are narrow winding country roads and if a truck or van came from the other way, there would be a very bad to fatal accident because of this cell phone addiction.
The worst one of these meanderers that I eventually passed was driving his van with his elbows and texting with both hands with his nose in the phone!
I concur with official version.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Subscribe to CL&P

RSS/Atom Feed

To receive a daily email of Consumer Law & Policy content, enter your email address here:

Search CL&P Blog

Recent Posts

June 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30