Oprah Winfrey has launched a campaign to get drivers to declare their motor vehicles as “No Phone Zones” and give up texting and cell phone usage while driving.
Some safety advocates estimate that 6,000 motor vehicle fatalities and 500,000 traffic accidents are caused by distracted driving each year including using cell phones.
“It’s like Russian roulette every time you pick up your phone in the car.”
Oprah is trying to bring distracted driving to the forefront of people’s minds and is asking people to sign a pledge not to talk on the phone or text while driving. Oprah’s No Phone Zone web-site already has 233,074 signatures from people pledging to a)not text while driving; b)not text and only use handsfree calling while driving; c)no talking or texting while driving.
If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by distracted driving, you should contact a personal injury attorney who will fight for you to be compensated for your damages. At The Farber Law Group, we have more than 30 years representing car accident victims and their families.