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Texting While Driving Most Common in South

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distracted driving accidentsThe South is known for its warm hospitality and sweet tea, and now a new survey shows our region is also prone to the most drivers who text while driving. At least, the most drivers who admit to texting while driving.

Harris Poll conducted a distracted driving survey in February 2015 of nearly 2,000 adult drivers. Reports show 35% of drivers text behind the wheel in the South, followed by the West, Midwest and the Northeast. Drivers under the age of 35 are the majority of individuals guilty of this act. 

Distracted driving contributes to many preventable accidents and is the second leading cause of collisions in the Tar Heel State. Within the past few years North Carolina topped the list of one of the least safe states in the country for drivers. And our state ranked in one of the Top 10 most dangerous places for bicyclists this past fall.

If you were injured by another driver you believe was texting or in any other way using their mobile phone while they were operating a motor vehicle, you don't need to rely solely on your word or a witness' statement. Our car accident attorneys in Raleigh review a few ways you can prove another driver was texting while driving. Additionally, North Carolina accident attorney Brent Adams has written a book exclusively for car accident victims that explains the entire claim process. The book is available free to anyone involved in or related to someone who was hurt or killed in a car accident, and can be ordered via the form on right side of this page. 

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