Over the past few years, distracted driving prevention has been a national priority. However, each year thousands of distracted driving crashes still occur that result in injuries and fatalities. Could more be done to prevent distracted driving accidents in Iowa and around the nation? What is standing in the way of preventing serious crashes, painful injuries and tragic deaths?
Three Potential Roadblocks in the Fight Against Distracted Driving
Recently, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a distracted driving survey of the states. The survey asked each state several questions about distracting driving in general and preventing distracted driving more specifically. In response to the question, “What challenges or obstacles does your state face in the area of distracted driving?” Iowa identified three challenges or obstacles. Specifically, the state believes that the following are hindering its efforts to prevent Iowa distracted driving accidents:
- Lack of funding.
- Lack of education.
- Lack of support by enforcement.
It is currently unknown whether additional funding, education and law enforcement support would have a positive result in reducing the number of distracted driving crashes in Iowa. What is known, however, is that each year Iowans, and others traveling through our great state, are hurt by drivers who are using their cell phones while driving, texting while driving, or are otherwise distracted while driving.
Call an Iowa Car Accident Lawyer If You’ve Been Injured in a Distracted Driving Wreck
If you have been hurt in a distracted driving accident then the future plans of the local, state, or national governments are irrelevant to your recovery. Instead, you need to focus on what happened to you and on how to get a full and fair recovery.
For more information about protecting your legal rights and possible recovery, please call an experienced Iowa car accident attorney today at 888-807-2752 and please read a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.