Call Today for a Free Consultation

Stop Distracted Driving in 2 Easy Steps

Jan 20, 2016 | Auto Accident

Seconds matter. According to a 2009 study, drivers take their eyes off the road an average of 4.6 seconds every time they text and drive. Don’t think much happens in 4.6 seconds? Consider this. At 55 mph, you’ll travel the length of football field in less time than it takes to send a text message. In the city, you could travel several blocks. In a residential area, you could pass dozens of homes. It only takes one child running out in front of you to change your life forever.

The simplest solution to mitigating this danger is to not text and drive, but that’s easier said than done. In this technological era, we all feel pressure to stay connected, making it tempting to glance down at your phone while on an open stretch. Seems innocent enough. After all, it’s just one text. But having handled several cases involving distracted driving, we’ve seen firsthand how just one text can lead to tragedy.

So, how do you beat the temptation? By taking your phone out of the equation all together. It’s a simple two-step process. Before you put the key in the ignition, turn your phone off. Then put it away, either in your pocket, in your purse, or in the glove compartment. Without the alluring ping of a new text message, social media notification, or voicemail to entice you, you’re less likely to pick your phone up while in transit.

When you arrive safely at your destination, pull your phone out and power it back on. We guarantee you didn’t miss anything more important than your life.

Latest Resources

Trust the Experts

What Can I Expect During a Wrongful Termination Case?

If you or someone you love was fired for illegal reasons, you may be eligible for compensation in a wrongful termination case. Working With an Experienced Employment Attorney Proving wrongful termination is one of the most difficult types of lawsuits. That being said, working with an attorney experienced with wrongful termination can ensure that your case is strong and that you receive the full amount of compensation for which you qualify. Types of Wrongful Termination... read more

Associate Litigation Attorney

Associate Litigation Attorney Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Follow practices and processes that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company standards and serve the needs of our clients. This includes a commitment to a process of continuous improvement. Comply with company policies and procedures. Provide extensive client contact. Conduct legal research. Write litigation documents effectively. Attend various deposition hearings. Communicate with administrative team to ensure that correspondence, client education and other literature are delivered... read more

How Can I Prove That My Employer Fired Me Illegally?

People depend on their jobs. It’s an inevitable fact. It takes up an overwhelming amount of their time each week, provides food on the table and allows them to save for retirement. The shock of losing a job is disconcerting for several reasons. What is even more troubling is if you feel like you got fired under questionable circumstances. How can you prove that your employer fired you illegally? Indiana, like other states in the... read more

What Can I Expect During a Wrongful Termination Case?

If you or someone you love was fired for illegal reasons, you may be eligible for compensation in...

Associate Litigation Attorney

Associate Litigation Attorney Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Follow practices and processes...

How Can I Prove That My Employer Fired Me Illegally?

People depend on their jobs. It’s an inevitable fact. It takes up an overwhelming amount of their...

Get Stewart Today

Free Initial Consultation

If you have been involved in an Indiana personal injury accident, contact us at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers represent victims throughout the state, including Carmel and Anderson. We have also successfully advocated for clients throughout the area, including Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, South Bend. Complete a free online consultation form or call us at (800) 33-33-LAW!

Stewart & Stewart Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to defend your rights in the following areas of Indiana injury law: auto accident, brain injury, drug injury, defective product, fire and burn injury, insurance dispute, medical malpractice, motorcycle accident, nursing home abuse, slip and fall, Social Security Disability, truck accident, veterans disability, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and wrongful termination.