Driving Selfies are the Latest Distracted Driving Trend
Driving Selfies are the Latest Distracted Driving Trend

An Auto Insurance Center study reveals an increase in drivers taking driving selfies and engaging on social media while driving. The study showed that selfie-taking is the latest dangerous trend for behind-the-wheel distraction. Four in 10 drivers who use smartphones check social media while driving.

Another disturbing trend revealed by the study is an 80% increase in driving hashtags from 2014 to 2015, such as #DrivingSelfie or #HopeIDontCrash. The state with the most driving selfie offenders is California.

Taking selfies and using social media is just one of a myriad of ways drivers can become distracted. Texting, talking on the phone or even using the navigation system can all take a driver’s attention away from the road long enough to be dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight people are killed and 1,161 are injured everyday in distracted driving crashes.

“Taking a driving selfie is a totally unnecessary risk. It’s unsettling that our state is No. 1 in this distracted driving trend,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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