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As we delve into Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the alarming statistics surrounding distracted driving take center stage, underscoring the critical need for heightened awareness and safe driving practices. The figures, sourced from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), paint a stark picture of the impact of distracted driving on road safety. Fielding Law, with our unwavering commitment to advocating for accident victims, recognizes the urgency of addressing this issue. Our dedicated team stands ready to assist those affected by distracted driving accidents, providing compassionate support and expert legal guidance. At Fielding Law, safety is paramount, and we believe in holding accountable those responsible for causing harm due to distracted driving. Reach out to us at 833.88.SHARK for a steadfast ally in navigating the aftermath of a distracted driving incident. Your safety matters, and so does your right to seek justice.

National Distracted Driving Statistics

  • According to NHTSA, 32,657 people died in distraction-affected crashes from 2012 to 2021.
  • In 2021, 3,522 people were killed and an estimated 362,415 injured in crashes involving distracted drivers, marking a concerning increase compared to 2020.
  • Distracted-driving crashes accounted for 8% of all fatal crashes, 14% of injury crashes, and 13% of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021.
  • Five percent of all drivers in fatal crashes in 2021 were reported as distracted, with higher percentages in specific age groups.
  • Drivers aged 15-20, 21-24, and 25-34 had notable proportions of distracted driving incidents, highlighting the urgency to address this issue across all age groups.
  • During a typical daylight moment in 2021, an estimated 373,066 drivers were holding cell phones while driving.
  • Tragically, 644 nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and others) lost their lives in distraction-affected traffic crashes in 2021.

California Laws on Distracted Driving

  1. Handheld Devices: Using handheld electronic devices while driving is strictly prohibited.
  2. Texting and Driving: California law prohibits texting, emailing, or using apps on your phone while driving.
  3. Novice Drivers: Drivers under 18 are prohibited from all cellphone use, even hands-free.

Arizona Laws on Distracted Driving

  1. Texting Ban: Arizona prohibits texting while driving for all drivers.
  2. School Zones: Cellphone use is banned for bus drivers in school zones.
  3. School Bus Drivers: All cellphone use is prohibited for school bus drivers when minors are present.

Why Hire Fielding Law?

In the vast expanse of California and Arizona roads, where diverse communities share the journey, the onus is on each driver to contribute to a safer environment. Fielding Law stands as a beacon, offering not just legal expertise but a genuine commitment to the well-being of individuals affected by distracted driving accidents.

The team at Fielding Law understands the profound impact these incidents can have on lives and is here to guide you through the legal complexities with empathy and competence. Remember, it is not just a legal case; it is a pursuit of justice and accountability.

For those who have experienced the aftermath of a distracted driving accident, our helpline 833.88.SHARK is more than just a number; it is a lifeline to dedicated support. As we step into the future, let us foster a culture of responsible and attentive driving, ensuring that every journey is marked by safety and consideration. Fielding Law remains steadfast in its commitment to making this vision a reality. Stay aware, stay safe, and let us build a road culture where every life matters.

Note: Information provided is for educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal concerns.