PHOENIX, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With millions of cars on the road engaged in a relentless, interactive never ending dance, it is no wonder hundreds of thousands of accidents occur on a yearly basis. Few individuals go through their entire life without experiencing a single traffic incident. Hastings & Hastings, Arizona's Premier Discount Accident Attorneys, has spent four decades defending the rights of accident victims in Arizona. Hastings & Hastings commitment to accident victims is equaled only to its commitment to accident prevention. Hastings & Hastings speaks on driver safety and personal responsibility.
First, Hasting and Hastings would like to ask every driver to remember to wear their seat belts. It has been proven time and time again that seat belts save lives. Even collisions at low speeds can be deadly if drivers and passengers are not wearing their seat belts. Properly worn seat belts save lives.
Second, Hastings and Hastings implores drivers to abstain from speeding. The National Highway Safety Administration states, "Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes. The economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is estimated by NHTSA to be $40.4 billion per year. In 2008, speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes, and 11,674 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes." Those staggering numbers should speak for themselves. Speeding causes fatal car accidents. The attorneys at Hastings and Hastings dream of a day when speeding-related fatalities no longer exist.
Finally, Hastings and Hastings encourage drivers to avoid driving distracted. While cell phones may be great, living through to see the end of the day is even better. Other distractions may include eating, drinking, talking to passengers, applying cosmetics, or perhaps tying a tie. Events happen fast when driving. If you drive distracted, you may miss an opportunity that would save your life or the life of another driver.
"There are countless behaviors, both small and big, which drivers can adopt to create a safer atmosphere for all of us. In large part, safety comes down to personal responsibility. If we all do our part, we can all stay safe," said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.
About Hastings & Hastings
Hastings & Hastings is an Arizona consumer law firm. We are an experienced trial law firm that represents personal injury and wrongful death victims at a Discount Fee.
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