ORLANDO, FL, April 27 /CNW/ - April marks National Distracted Driving
Awareness Month, and thanks to initiatives like Oprah's No Phone Zone movement, millions of drivers have pledged to curb their use of cell
phones while driving. However, there are three lesser-known
contributors to distracted driving that are estimated to contribute to
two million car crashes annually in the United States - visual,
cognitive and manual distractions.
Of the three categories, the number of accidents in Florida caused by
visual distractions is directly connected to the number of tourists on
the road - tourists' lack of familiarity with roads and tendency to be
distracted by sights and sounds dramatically increases their chances of
being in an accident.
With thousands of out-of-towners flooding central Florida on April 29th
to get a glimpse of the final launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour from
Cape Canaveral, Advocate Auto Consultants' CEO, Tom Coletta, believes drivers must be on high alert.
"So many accidents in Florida occur due to distracted driving. Drivers
must be hyper aware of fellow motorists, especially during events like
the launch, where people will have their eyes trained on the skies
instead of where they need to be - on the roads."
Coletta goes on to say, "We have seen a dramatic increase in accidents
where drivers simply aren't paying attention to the road. What many
auto accident victims don't realize is that their vehicles will lose
value by simply being involved in an accident. We are committed to
recouping these losses by making sure the at-fault party's Insurance
Company compensates owners for this loss in vehicle value."
For additional information on Diminished Value and how it impacts drivers, please visit www.AdvocateAutoConsultants.com or contact 1+ (877) 404-7610
SOURCE Advocate Auto Consultants
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