Howard P. Lesnik, Esq. supports several local initiatives to keep fellow NJ residents safe from injury. In that effort, he supports the New Jersey Association for Justice’s (NJAJ) campaign against distracted driving, a major cause of serious automobile accidents and serious injuries.

local initiatives to keep fellow NJ residents safe from injuryOver 804,ooo crashes on NJ roadways in four years could have been averted if drivers were not distracted. The distraction that poses the most danger occurs when drivers interact with cell phones, taking  visual, manual, and cognitive attention away from the road.

Distractions also often occur when adjusting a GPS, and reading the GPS map displays. The same applies to radio adjustments, CD players and MP3 players. Distractions while driving, including eating, drinking, grooming, and even talking to passengers too often contribute to accidents, and preventable injuries.

When a driver takes their hands off the wheel, looks inside the car instead of the road, or is not focused on driving, they are risking their own safety — as well as the safety of any pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and cars on their route.