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Poll on distracted driving: These results are hardly surprising

Car-crash avoidance is an elevated concern for Indiana safety regulators that never goes away.

And while officials make unflagging efforts to reduce accidents across the state, they deal with one strong irony.

We note that on our website at Tabor Law in Indianapolis, where our seasoned team of personal injury attorneys routinely promotes the interests of accident victims injured through third-party negligence.

We stress that, "Even though safety measures in cars have improved each year, auto accidents are among the most common causes of serious injury in Indiana."

Why is that?

Evidence point squarely to human error, something that most American drivers agree with and openly acknowledge. It is hardly surprising in the wake of a motor vehicle accident for authorities to discover that a deadly crash was caused by a driver's careless behind-the-wheel behavior.

Reportedly, an overwhelming majority of motorists across the country accept that distracted driving is the root cause underlying legions of serious and fatal crashes.

A recent survey conducted by the established Harris Poll reveals that virtually all drivers acutely appreciate the dangers arising whenever a motorist's attention is focused on something other than the road.

Put another way: one hand on the wheel and the other on a smartphone is often a roadway recipe for disaster.

The Harris survey of more than 2,000 drivers stresses that more than 90% of them view in-cabin distractions as the leading cause of crashes.

And yet, despite such a widespread public belief, many drivers persist in web surfing, texting, scrolling online media sites and focusing on additional non-driving behaviors while out in traffic.

Technological improvements alone can never fully compensate for that shortcoming.

Driver negligence is a serious roadway issue, regardless of its cause. Any individual or family who has suffered because of it can turn to a proven legal team for strong advocacy aimed at securing a maximum recovery.

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