The vast majority of automobile accidents occur because of the inattention of one or more drivers. We take driving for granted because everyone is allowed to do it, and because the DMV requires only minimum training and demonstrated competency.
But think about this: the average automobile weighs 2 tons! It is a large, dangerous piece of equipment if not used with due care. It requires your full attention to operate it safely. Yet we think nothing of talking on the phone, texting, reading emails, putting on makeup or doing our hair while driving.
If more people saw the aftermath of a high speed collision, and the injuries they will undoubtedly cause, I think we might all take driving more seriously.
Contributor: Michael Louis Kelly from the law firm Kirtland & Packard, LLP