National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 | In Accidents

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month – a month dedicated to raising public awareness of the dangers of distracted driving while encouraging motorists to take steps to help avoid causing car accidents. While the basic focus of National Distracted Driver Awareness month is to increase awareness of all forms of driver distraction, this year the National Safety Council is giving extra attention to the risks posed by so-called “hands-free” devices.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, call the Baltimore personal injury lawyers of Cohen & Dwin at (800) 692-2500 for a free consultation.

Hands-Free is not Risk Free

Following texting bans in several states, including Maryland, hands-free devices have become increasingly popular in newer model cars. The idea is that by removing the distraction of using hands to operate a phone, the risks of cellphone use while driving are likewise eliminated. This, sadly, is the farthest thing from the truth. In fact, several studies have found that hands-free devices poses a larger risk by not only causing distraction, but also giving the false sense that no such risks exist. The only way to be completely free of phone-related distraction while driving is to not use a phone while operating a vehicle.

If you or a loved one are in need of a personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, please contact Cohen & Dwin today. We have seven Maryland locations to better serve victims of injury throughout our state.