Do not text and drive. It’s that simple.

Not only is it extremely dangerous to text and drive, but it is illegal and has been banned in 37 states. Massachusetts law prohibits all drivers of using cell phones and hand-held devices to read, write or send messages when behind the wheel – regardless of if the car is moving or at a stop.

A recent Consumer Report National Research Center poll shows that drivers under 30 are more likely to text and drive, but what is most alarming is that a large number of those respondents don’t see the associated risks. And according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drivers who text are 23% more likely to get into an accident.

To help educate drivers, DOT has declared April National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The goal is to increase awareness and law enforcement efforts.

It’s time for us to take responsibility and educate ourselves on the dangers associated with distracted driving. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and share this information with them. Together we can avoid becoming another statistic.

Attorney Jim Brady and Associates, P.C. are experienced at handling auto accident cases in Massachusetts. If you have been injured, it is important to know your rights. Contact us today for a free legal consultation at 508-660-8888 or ask for help using our contact form.