Distracted Driving Awareness Participation Starts with you.
To bring more attention to this dangerous driving habit. Thousands of people are killed and injured each year in distracted driving accidents. In 2017, 36 people died in Louisiana in accidents involving distracted drivers.
So, what can you do to avoid being a Distracted Driver?
Take the Pledge
You can join the millions of drivers who have taken the pledge to avoid distracted driving. Over 24 million people have taken the AT&T “It Can Wait” pledge. You can take the pledge too and promise always to drive distraction-free with no exceptions. To help you keep your pledge, you can download the Drivemode App to minimize distractions while driving.
Take an Online Course
The National Security Council (NSC) is offering its online distracted driving course. You have 14 days to complete the course from the day you sign up. See how much you know about distracted driving and how you can protect yourself from a distracted driving accident. Test Drive a Course with a 5-minute demo. It’s free, and you will gain greater insight on what their courses have to offer and how it will help your family or organization: You can sign up on the NSC website.
Talk to Your Teen Drivers
Teen drivers are extremely susceptible to distracted driving. The combination of the desire to constantly be “in touch” using electronic devices and inexperience as a driver puts teen drivers at an elevated risk for distracted driving accidents. AAA has several resources you might want to use as you talk with your teen driver about distracted driving.
Distracted Driving Accidents in New Orleans
New Orleans has its share of distracted driving accidents. You may take all the steps to avoid distractions while driving, but that does not mean all drivers are as conscientious. Therefore, if you are injured in a distracted driving accident, it is important to know what you should do:
- Call 911 to report the collision and wait for assistance.
- If you do not go to the emergency room from the accident scene, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible.
- Take pictures of the accident scene, if it is safe to do so.
- Ask for the names and contact information for any eyewitnesses that may have seen the collision.
- Do not provide a statement to the insurance company until you speak with an attorney.
- Call a New Orleans car accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options for filing an injury claim.
Call Now for a Free Consultation with a New Orleans Car Accident Attorney
Being injured in a traffic accident can be painful and frustrating. Even a minor accident can turn your world upside down. Instead of trying to deal with the claim on your own, call our office for a free case review.
Contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm by calling (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to request a free consultation with a New Orleans accident attorney.