AT&T Survey Reveals Disturbing Trend in Distracted Driving
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on May 21, 2015 in Auto Accidents
AT&T is one of the worlds largest telecommunications companies.
In addition to providing internet, data and TV services, the company is also trying to keep consumers from using their smartphones while driving.
This is surprising for a company that makes so much of its profit from selling smartphones and data plans.
Nonetheless, where city, state and federal organizations have made little headway in reducing distracted driving rates, AT&Ts It Can Wait initiative has had an impact on the distracted driving landscape.
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Since the companys safety initiative was launched in 2010, it has gathered more than 65,000 pledges from smartphone users who have pledged to never text and drive.
The study revealed that in addition to speaking on the phone and texting while driving, smartphone users are increasingly using video chat functions, checking social media profiles and surfing the Internet.
Harbin & Burnett personal attorneys have been routinely surveying new car accident statistics, especially those that concern texting while driving. We work hard to get our clients justice after they are injured by negligent drivers.
It is quite shocking to discover that texting and driving is soon to be supplanted by other even more dangerous forms of distracted driving.
In many ways, social media profiles and Internet usage may serve as a greater distraction than even texting while driving.
As Americans grow more and more dependent on smartphones, we will only continue to see more and more individuals harmed by auto accidents.
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