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Distracted driving statistics for truckers

Distracted driving has become an even greater risk for motorists and pedestrians thanks to cellphone technology. Now people can text, check email and even play games on their cellphones -- all while driving.

While any type of distracted driving can cause a fatal accident, when the driver is operating a semi-truck, the resulting accident can result in catastrophe. Here are some of the statistics associated with distracted driving and truckers.

-- Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident.

-- Texting commercial motor vehicle drivers were six times more likely to be involved in an accident.

-- A truck driver is 6.7 times more likely to be involved in an accident while reaching for an electronic device.

-- A truck driver is 7.0 times more likely to be involved in an accident while looking at a map.

-- A driver takes his or her eyes off the road for between 3.8 and 4.6 seconds when he or she texts or dials a phone number. While that may not seem like a long time, a truck can travel the length of a football fields during those few seconds.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, your personal injury attorney will work to determine if the driver was distracted. If the truck driver was found to be at fault for the accident, he or she could also face criminal charges. These charges aren't required for you to seek compensation, but they can help strengthen your case. Your attorney can help you learn more about presenting a strong civil case.

Source: truckingtruth.com, "Distracted Driving For Truck Drivers: The Penalties And Risks," Brett Aquila, accessed Dec. 11, 2015

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