Distracted Driving in Texas
The issue of driving while distracted by a mobile device and its consequences are on the rise in the Lone Star State
How Can You Join the Solution?
Over 100,000 crashes in Texas are the result of a distracted driver and with the increasing availbility of mobile devices, the accidents attributed to phone use on the road also grow with over 20% of drivers admitting to regularly using their device while driving. And while cell phone use is definitely a top distraction, danger can also arise from programming a navigation system, changing music on the radio, eating/drinking, and more.
Especially tempted by mobile devices on the road are our young drivers throughout the state. Novice drivers are more susceptible to using their phone while driving, even while still forming critical skills and habits behind the wheel. In fact, 15-19 year old drivers make up the largest proportion of drivers distracted at the time of a fatal crash (NHTSA).
Texas Laws on Distracted Driving
Even more important to consider is that use of a mobile device is illegal for all novice drivers. And while there is not a statewide ban on distracted driving, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is "...reminding drivers that using a mobile phone when behind the wheel is a risky habit they should break."
BRIA Insurance & Risk Consultants has a vested interest in our drivers safety, especially when it comes to avoidable accidents that become a headache for everyone involved. Our insured and their safety are the focus of our agency, which is why we encourage all of our car insurance customers to Take the Pledge. By downloading the form below, discussing with your close friends and family, and defining where your phone and other distrations belong while behind the wheel, you can be a part of the solution that will diminish this problem.
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Located in Austin, TX, BRIA Insurance & Risk Consultants are wholly and genuinely dedicated to our clients' safety while on the road. Also serving Lakeway, Bee Cave, Round Rock, Georgetown, Westlake, customers throughout Texas, and even across the United States, we encourage you to take whatever measures keep you best protected. If you are still shopping for auto insurance you can rely on for years to come, request a quote today to supply the initial information we will use to design the best coverage at the most advantageous price.