The Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has blogged extensively about distracted driving in the past:
However, one topic that I’ve always felt does not get enough attention in the distracted driving discussion, is sex while driving. I know what many of you are thinking. No one could be so stupid; sex while driving is impossible due to the size constraints of the front seat, the requirement that someone push the gas pedal, the existence of bucket seats and the simple geometry of a motor vehicle; no one could be so stupid; what constitutes “sex”?; and no one could be so stupid.
RESEARCH REVEALS SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS DISTRACTING DRIVERS
However, it appears that many are. Cindy Struckman-Johnson, a University of South Dakota professor, has performed research into just how prevalent sex while driving actually is. “There are people getting killed out there because they’re having sex while driving, either with themselves or with another person,” Professor Struckman-Johnson said. Struckman-Johnson authored a paper documented her research on the topic. Struckman-Johnson’s research found that 33% of men and 9% of women at the
University of South Dakota had engaged in some sort of sexual activity while driving. In fact, many of the respondents to Struckman-Johnson’s study stated that sexual activity while driving had led them to engage in other highly unsafe driving practices. More than a third of respondents reported speeding, while another third of respondents stated that they had drifted from their lane while engaging in sexual activity while driving and a little over 10% of respondents admitted to letting go of the steering wheel while engaged in a sexual activity while driving. Additionally, the study found that the sexual activity occurred on a two-lane or four-lane highway at speeds between 61 and 80 miles per hour more than half of the time. While none of the subjects admitted to having been involved in an accident while engaged in sexual activity while driving, two reported almost hitting another vehicle or pedestrian.
Funnily enough, an Argus, South Dakota public safety campaign titled “Don’t Jerk and Drive” (a reference to how drivers are supposed to properly deal with icy road conditions, not an admonition against self-abuse) was recently getting a lot of attention in the area. However, while the double entendre was intentional and meant to draw attention to the campaign, the confusion some residents experienced about whether the ads were supposed to reference a sexual act or instruct young drivers on how to drive in icy conditions was pulled for not achieving awareness in the intended manner.
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Distracted driving in America is reaching epidemic levels. Unfortunately, when thinking about the activities which can be considered “distracted driving” most people only consider talking or texting on a cell phone while driving. However, the reality, is that distracted driving is a problem with many roots. Not only are there many activities that people do on cellular phones that distract them from the road, but the acts of eating, drinking, smoking cigarettes, and even listening to the radio or books on tape are examples of distractions drivers face other than those involving texting or talking on the cell phone. Activities such as these lead to fatal accidents in America daily. Drive safe and stay alert.
If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a distracted driver, call an experienced and aggressive attorney to handle your claim and help you seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today: 727-451-6900.
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