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Distracted driving laws help protect motorcyclists

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2020 | motorcycle accidents

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous issues on the roads today. When someone is distracted while they drive, they’re putting themselves and others at risk.

One positive thing to note, though, is that distracted driving laws are making a difference. Research has found that these laws help save motorcyclists’ lives. A study performed by the faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami showed that states with strong bans on the use of handheld devices, like cellphones, while driving had motorcyclist fatality rates as much as 11% lower than other states.

Motorcyclists account for a greater percentage of traffic fatalities comparatively

Did you know that motorcyclists account for a greater proportion of those killed in traffic collisions compared to the occupants of other vehicles? Unfortunately, because of the size of motorcycles and the lack of physical protection they provide, a crash with a motorcyclist is much more likely to lead to serious injuries or death than crashes involving other kinds of vehicles.

In 2018, around nine Americans were killed each day as a result of distracted drivers. Another 1,000 or more were injured in those collisions. It’s important for people to take driving seriously and to avoid driving with distractions because paying attention to the road could help save lives.

You deserve compensation if a distracted driver hits you

Our website has more information about traffic collisions in the state and what you can do if you’ve been hit. If you’re a victim of a crash, you deserve to receive fair compensation for everything that you’ve been through.