Pritzker Hageman attorneys represent people injured in car accidents. Increasingly, distracted driving plays a role in these crashes as one of our attorneys discussed on FOX 9 News.
We urge parents to talk to their teens about this serious issue and educate children about the dangers of distracted driving. Make sure they know that car keys come with a big responsibility. Have them sign a “No Distracted Driving” pledge with which they promise to keep their eyes and their full attention on the road. This means no cell phone use, no eating, no fiddling with the radio, no turning of the head to talk with someone.
We had a recent case where a driver turned his head to talk to someone behind him. His vehicle hit a person crossing the road.
In some states, teen drivers are only allowed one or two passengers. Parents can have their own rules. We know parents who don’t allow any passengers, but this is not practical for all families.