It is undeniable that Wisconsin has suffered from a distracted driving problem in recent years. In particular, texting while driving has become a huge issue not only in the state, but across the entire country. Today, we will take a closer look at some of the numbers behind texting and driving incidents.
Victims of car accidents in Wisconsin have a lot to deal with after a collision. They need to call the police, exchange information with the other driver, deal with property damage and possibly miss work. For those who have minor aches and pains, it may be easy to ignore them and avoid a trip to the emergency room or physician. However, injuries due to vehicular accidents can be serious, and unresolved symptoms can result in chronic pain and issues.
As residents in Wisconsin watch the continued development of autonomous vehicles, they may or may not yet be convinced that it is safe to ride in one of these vehicles. However, many people are highlighting the dangers associated with riding in vehicles operated by human drivers. These people actually have statistics to back up their concerns.
Licensed teenaged drivers in Wisconsin may transport immediate family members as passengers. However, the advisability of allowing teens to do this may be in question following a rollover crash last week that injured five brothers, one of whom has since died.
If another person or entity causes you to sustain harm, Wisconsin law provides you the opportunity to sue for damages on the premise of negligence. However, the party you sue has the opportunity to refute your claim by proving your own negligence played a role in the incident. This is thanks to the theory of contributory negligence.
It is no secret that Wisconsin winters can be very wet and cold. U.S. Climate Data reports that the average high temperature from December to February varies between 20 and 26 degrees Fahrenheit and nine to 14 inches of snow falls per month, making driving conditions in this wet state sometimes very different from its neighbors to the south. As the cold weather approaches, Wisconsin residents need to prepare for safe winter driving all season long. There are certain steps you can take before any storms hit to prepare yourself and your vehicle.
Distracted driving is a "deadly epidemic," according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which has an entire website devoted to the problem and is in the middle of a national campaign designed to bring attention to the issue, which occurs not just among teens or inexperienced drivers, but can affect anyone. Just ask the father of a 17-year-old who was killed in a car accident on interstate 94 east of Hudson, Wisconsin, last week. Two other 17-year-old boys were also killed in the crash, which was blamed on distracted driving.