29Apr 2019

TXTing And Phone Use Now A Bigger Threat Than DUI On The Road

A recent study by the behavior analytics company, Zendrive, found that people
who use their phone while driving is now a bigger threat on the 
roads than drunk drivers. What's worse is that those who are addicted to 
their phones are also the ones who drive the most! In fact, they drive 
on average 760% more miles than the average American driver.

This is a much more difficult problem to mitigate. We all know that if 
you are on the road at 2 a.m. you need to be extra vigilant looking out 
for impaired drivers. With phone addicts, it could be anyone, anytime, 
including teenagers.

Drunk driving is still a serious threat and so is the use of over the 
counter and prescription drugs. Anything that keeps you from focusing on 
being behind the wheel is something you should really avoid. If you live 
in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or 
anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with 
DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal