These days, almost every person has a smart phone. While this advanced technology definitely adds convenience to life, it can also be incredibly dangerous when used in the wrong setting. Distracted driving has become a significant concern across the United States. According to recent statistics, it plays a role in almost 25 percent of fatal car accidents. The Delaware State Police have stepped up efforts to address the issue of distracted driving.
The Delaware State Police and the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, are conducting a serious of enforcement initiatives across the state to combat distracted driving. The first recently took place in North Wilmington along Concord Pike. Officers patrolled sections of the highway during the afternoon hours looking for motorists who were using cellphones while driving.
Troopers operated in unconventional vehicles such as work vans and trucks to observe and identify motorists who were texting or using cell phones. When violations were observed, troopers in uniforms and marked vehicles were notified and given detailed descriptions of the vehicles and illegal activities observed so that they could conduct a traffic stop. Reportedly, 49 total vehicles were stopped for distracted driving during a four hour time frame.
Police forces across Delaware are educating the public and spreading awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, so drivers should always remained focused behind the wheel. When negligence in an accident results in injuries or death, victims and families in Delaware can pursue legal action. A successful lawsuit could provide financial relief to help families with end-of-life expenses and other monetary losses.