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Maryland distracted driving accidents: A look at the numbers

Between the years 2013 and 2017, there were over 56,000 distracted driving-related car crashes in the state of Maryland. It has been reported that people suffered injuries in nearly 19,000 of those events. Distracted driving accidents are a real problem in this state and across the country. 

Here are a couple more numbers in which people might be interested. In the last decade, it has been reported that distracted driving has contributed to 45 percent of all auto collisions in the state of Maryland. Every year, in the United States, over 27,000 people are injured or killed in distracted driving-related accidents. While the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur on a yearly basis is trending down, the simple truth is, any injury or death caused by distracted driving is one too many.

According to the state's most recently released distracted driving program area brief, the definition of distracted driving is the failure to pay full attention when behind the wheel. There are four different types of driver distractions. These are:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Manual
  • Cognitive

In other words, anything that takes one's eyes, ears, hands or mind off the most important task at hand, driving their car safely, is a distraction. Those who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in distracted driving accidents may seek compensation for their losses. The state of Maryland allows victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members to pursue civil claims against those deemed responsible for resulting damages. Monetary relief for approved documented losses may be achieved through negotiation or litigation.

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