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Driving and Social Media

With the recent awareness of the dangers of texting while driving, many people look past other dangers associated with using cell phones, and more specifically smart phones, while behind the wheel. Since it began back in 2004, almost 350 million people have created profiles on Facebook where they can stay in touch with friends, post status updates, as well as pictures and videos. And with other sites like Twitter and Tumblr, people are using social media like never before.

Checking social media sites while driving can be extremely dangerous because you cannot fully concentrate on the road, and you may cause a devastating accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident because of the negligence of a distracted driver, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today.

Dangers of Using Social Media while Driving

With an average of 1.3 million tweets an hour, millions of people are contributing to Twitter every second of the day. Many people tweet while on the road, endangering their lives and everyone else’s around them. Along with Twitter, roughly 65 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices. When you use social media and drive, you risk:

  • Recklessly swerving into other lanes or even across the middle stripe
  • Rear-ending the vehicle ahead of you
  • Running stop lights or signs
  • Your ability to see potential accidents and avoid them

Using social media while operating a motor vehicle is dangerous, and individuals who cause accidents because they were using their mobile devices while driving should be held accountable for their recklessness.

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If a distracted driver caused you harm in a car accident, contact the Sheboygan distracted driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.