Navigation Links
The Tennessee Car Accident Lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates Alert Public of CDC Survey Revealing Majority of High School Seniors Admitting to Texting Behind Wheel
Date:6/18/2012

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

The Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, a law firm that is dedicated to representing people who are injured in traffic crashes and other incidents brought about by negligence or recklessness, hereby alert the public of the results of a survey conducted by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC. The survey revealed that more than 50 percent of high school seniors admitted to sending and/or receiving text messages or emails while behind the wheel of a vehicle within the previous year.

The CDC survey was conducted by asking a series of questions of more than 15,000 high school students around the country. The results showed that 58 percent of high school seniors admitted to partaking in this conduct within the previous year, while 43 percent of high school juniors also admitted to sending and/or receiving text messages or emails while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

"We need to teach kids, who are the most vulnerable drivers, that texting and driving don't mix," LaHood said at a Washington news conference after the results of the survey were released. To date, a total of 39 states ban texting while driving for people of all ages, and another five states ban the practice for new or novice drivers. Tennessee is one of the states that has outlawed texting for every motorist.

According to the statistics kept by the Tennessee Department of Safety, teen drivers are involved in nearly 40,000 Tennessee car accidents every year, and approximately 150 of these crashes lead to at least one fatality. The Tennessee Department of Safety also lists driver inattention as one of the top 5 causes of teen car accidents in the state. The Tennessee car crash lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates encourage all motorists to avoid these distractions and to place all of their focus on their driving environments.

About Michael D. Ponce & Associates

Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9609836.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Womens Coach
2. Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC
3. Dr. Arthur Slutsky, vice-president of research at St. Michaels, receives lifetime award
4. Research shows efficacy of treatment model developed at Women & Infants
5. Soy-based S-equol supplement reduces hot flash frequency, muscle & joint pain in US women
6. Vendors in Nevada, Michigan, & Illinois to be Featured on the PartyPOP.com Online Network
7. Beef & Pork Wholesaling in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
8. Clinical news alert from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
9. FDA Issues Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alert
10. Clinical news alert: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons May highlights
11. ESC Congress 2012 media alert
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s ... poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , ... medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, ... member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. ... and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at ... towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United ... the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, ... spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)...  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) researchers were part ... way to use nonlinear optical imaging to confirm the ... A presentation ... how researchers from BioPharmX and the Wellman Center for ... suite of imaging techniques in what is called "Pharmacokinetic ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 ... display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor ... clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare ... CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will ... during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the ... offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for ... campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: