Drivers snapping ‘selfies’ at the wheel. How dangerous is it?

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Drivers are endlessly creative when it comes to finding dumb things to do while behind the wheel: Eating, texting, reading a map, applying makeup.

Jeffrey Lapin‘s insight:

Drivers snapping ‘selfies’ at the wheel. How dangerous is it?

 

“Instagram shows more than 3,727 posts under the #drivingselfie hashtag, more than 1,869 for the plural #drivingselfies, and more than 9,700 for #drivingtowork. Some users add the optimistic tag, #Ihopeidontcrash …

 

More than 3,300 deaths every year are caused by distracted driving, according to the Department of Transportation. Taking a photo, like checking a text, might take only a few seconds, but when a vehicle is in motion that’s enough time to cause a serious accident, safety experts say …

 

The phenomenon is alarming enough that Toyota has released a "Don’t Shoot and Drive" ad aimed at Instagram-happy drivers. The ad shows a photo of a totaled car edited with various Instagram filters."

 

Post by: Christopher Zachar of Zachar Law Firm

See on www.zacharlawblog.com

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About Jeffrey Lapin
Caring. Passionate. Dedicated. I represent injured, abused and disabled clients in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska.

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