Daytona State College students recently got an education in distraction, as UNITE, a national health and wellness operation, brought its distracted driving simulator to campus.
Gripping a wheel in front of a giant screen, students were invited to navigate an obstacle course while reaching for a phone, sending a text, dialing a number, talking on the phone or eating a sandwich. Almost inevitably, they crashed. Lucky for them, it's not real - this time.
The fact is, our Daytona personal injury attorneys come across cases where victims are paying the ultimate price for someone else's split-second carelessness. One of the more recent studies on distracted driving indicated that in 2013, texting caused more than 300,000 injuries and 3,000 deaths.