With summer right around the corner, drivers in Alabama are gearing up for vacation. This means more time spent on the road, which can lead to an increased rate of accidents when motorists aren’t careful. To ensure you and your family remain protected this summer, Nationwide offers the following safe driving tips.
Distracted driving is a major cause of or contributing factor to car accidents. And while many believe that distracted driving is underreported, even the reported statistics are grim. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,450 distraction-related car accident deaths nationwide in 2016, about 14 percent of which involved cellphone use. Alabama is among the majority of states to ban texting while driving, but handheld use of a cellphone behind the wheel remains legal.