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Technology Is Not Making the Roads Safer

By Burg Simpson
May 25, 2017
2 min read

The typical conversation regarding technological advances and their impact upon driving has centered on mobile phones and their increasing popularity among drivers. Despite hands-free technology to make it easier to drive while still allowing a driver to be able to access the internet, this technology is actually making Colorado and the nation’s roadways less safe as reflected in a recent New York Times article.  After declining steadily over the past 40 years, highway fatalities nationwide in 2015 recorded the largest annual increase in 50 years. Last year was even worse, with a 10.4 percent increase in traffic fatalities in the first six months, according to statistics from the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Driver Inattention Results in Increased Fatalities and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Inattentive drivers are behind this nationwide increase in motor vehicle accidents as well as traffic fatalities. As noted in the Times article, there have been several instances in which motorists have recorded themselves on mobile apps like Snapchat driving more than 100 m.p.h. In one accident in late October near Tampa, Florida, a teenager recorded a video of her racing at more than 115 mph on Snapchat just before plowing into the cars in front of her, killing five people.

Contact Burg Simpson If You Have Been Injured Due to Another Driver’s Inattention

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Colorado caused by someone else’s distracted driving, please contact an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer today. Visit Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh &  Jardine, P. C. online or call us at 303-792-5595 now before it is too late. The knowledgeable trial attorneys at Burg Simpson are skilled in representing victims of car accidents, including accidents in which the defendant was texting or using a mobile phone. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now.

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