Many drivers knowingly put the safety of others on the roadway at risk. And it needs to stop.
A recent study, conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that 87 percent of drivers said they had knowingly engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel within the past months. Among the risky behavior admitted are: (1) excessive speeding; (2) running red lights; (3) driving while distracted; (4) driving while impaired; and (5) driving while drowsy.
Hypocritically, many of the drivers engaging in risky behavior consider it “unacceptable” when other drivers do the same thing.
97 percent of drivers say it is unacceptable to type a text message or email while behind the wheel, yet 32 percent of these drivers do the same thing.
95 percent of drivers say it is unacceptable to type a text message or email while behind the wheel, yet 32 percent of these drivers do the same thing.
94 percent of drivers say it is unacceptable to drive through a red light, however, 39 percent did the same thing within the last 30 days.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the risky behavior of another driver, please call a St. Louis personal injury attorney to discuss your case. To reach The Law Office of Andrew S. Martin, call (314) 328-0123. We would be happy to help.