Gen Z Behind the Wheel: A Look at the Statistics, Dangers, and Opportunities

Move over millennials — a new generation is about to take over. Born in the late 90s and early 2000s, Gen Z holds a fiercely independent streak and a deep awareness of technology as it relates to personal branding. Although slow to take to the road compared to other generations, today’s young adults are beginning to adapt to the vehicular world. We’ve observed the following as they get behind the wheel: Lower Rates of Drunk Driving Today’s roads are safer because members of Gen Z know better than to drive while intoxicated — or at least, they’re willing to take…

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100 Deadliest Days for Driving Teens Begins Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of a season where rates of car crash-related deaths among teens tragically rise. Dubbed ‘the 100 deadliest days’ by AAA, the time from Memorial Day until Labor Day sees a 14% increase in teenage auto accident related deaths when compared to other periods of time. This meant that an average of 1,022 deaths occurred from auto collisions which included teens between 2010 and 2014 during this season. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A study from AAA using the same data found that , This problem is caused primarily by distracted teens with insufficient…

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Is Texting While Driving a Problem in DC?

Is texting while driving a problem in the district? Yes, and our law firm has helped numerous victims of car accidents caused by all forms of distracted driving. In this video, attorney Sal Zambri explains how texting behind the wheel has become an even greater crisis than drunk driving. Sal has made it his mission to inform the public, and high school students in particular, about the dangers of texting and driving and how lives can be forever altered or lost in a split second. Distracted driving is a huge problem. Not only in the District of Columbia, but everywhere…

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National Distracted Driving Summit This Fall | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

There are 270 million cellphones in use and,  according to the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, cell phones have caused 636,000 crashes, including  2,600 deaths, 342,000 injuries and a financial toll of $43 billion each year. Despite recent public campaigns to get people to put down their phones while driving, 81 percent of people still say they use cellphones.  That means by one calculation that at any given time almost 1 million drivers in cars are talking while on the nation’s highways.  Research released last week on Beltway drivers in Virginia put the number at one in four. In 2008,…

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Distracted Driving: Family Seeks Justice from Cell Phone Company | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

According to a New York Times article by Matt Richtel, a victim’s family has sued the wireless company after they lost their mother when she was killed by a driver using his cellphone.  The driver of the other vehicle, reportedly admitted that he was distracted by a cell phone call when he ran a red light and struck the other vehicle killing Ms. Doyle. Mr. Hill, who pleaded guilty to negligence homicide, a misdemeanor in Oklahoma, said he was not aware of the education efforts of wireless companies. The lawsuit is filed in Oklahoma.  According to the Times article, this is one…

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