It is estimated that 94% of all car accidents are caused by some form of human error. In other words, unless an auto defect takes control from the driver or a wild act of nature throws unpredictable elements at the driver, every single car accident should be preventable
In order to cut down the number of car accidents around the world, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) will be hosting its 20th annual Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) campaign from October 3rd to October 7th. The overarching theme for their campaign will be driving while drowsy, or why you should never do that. Good sleep promotes concentration, quick decision making, reaction times, and so much more; bad sleep causes just the opposite. The problem of sleep-deprived drivers is so prevalent, it is believed that 1 out of every 5 fatal car crashes involve a drowsy driver.
Additionally, the DSWW campaign wants to take cellphones out of the hands of motorists of all ages. Distracted driving is a serious concern for everyone, especially when compounded with drowsy driving. Looking down to check a text message at highway speeds is equivalent to driving blind for 300 feet – or the length of a football field! Lastly, it never hurts to reinforce the idea of using seatbelts. NETS studies concluded that wearing a seatbelt will reduce your chance of suffering a serious or fatal injury in a car accident by 50%.
At The Gilbert Law Group, we are always interested in national campaigns to promote driver safety and we also like to do our part in spreading the word about them. If you want to know more about DSWW campaign and the work NETS does throughout the year, please visit their website by clicking here. If you have been hurt by a reckless, negligent, or drowsy driver, you can depend on our car accident attorneys to help you seek total compensation. Just call 888.711.5947 or request a free consultation online to begin your case.