Driving and Social Media
Almost eight years after its creation, Facebook has grown into the second most visited website in the world. In fact, of the top 10 most popular websites, three of them – Facebook, Blogspot, and Twitter – are social media websites fueled by user created content. And with the recent rise in smart phone use, people can update and check their Facebook or Twitter feeds anywhere – even on the road while driving.
Like texting while driving, looking at or contributing to social media sites while operating a motor vehicle is extremely dangerous because it distracts a driver from paying attention to the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident because of a reckless or distracted driver, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorneys today.
Dangers of Using Social Media and Driving
There are currently 350 million active Facebook users and almost 75 million Twitter accounts worldwide, with the numbers growing every day. Whether you are scrolling through recent “tweets” or contributing yourself, any action that takes your eyes off the road, even for a moment, puts peoples’ lives in danger. If you are checking your phone while driving you increase your risk of:
- Rear ending the car in front of you
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Swerving in and out of your lane
- Not seeing stopped traffic ahead of you
Statistics say that 65 million people access Facebook through their smart phones, making the dangers of social media use while driving a very real concern.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.