Car Accidents in Los Angeles by Drivers Using Social Media

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Pinning on Pinterest, watching videos on Snapchat, liking selfies on Instagram, and messaging in Facebook results in #distraction.

California vehicle code 23123.5 states: A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication, unless the electronic wireless communications device is specifically designed and configured to allow voice-operated and hands-free operation to dictate, send, or listen to a text-based communication, and it is used in that manner while driving. (leginfo.ca.gov)

Tapping, typing, and swiping through social media apps while driving involves visual, manual, and mental distraction. When a driver’s eyes are one their phone they are not on the road. Unfortunately, this leads to car accidents in Los Angeles and everywhere in the United States.

A motorists who takes their eyes off the road to check a status update while traveling at 55MPH travels the length of a football field in under 5 seconds. According to the FCC, 18% of fatal auto accidents are caused by a distracted driver. This is a sad and unfortunate statistic that nobody “likes”.

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