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No matter how short or long the duration of your trip will be, and even if you are just a passenger, securing your safety belt is not something to be taken lightly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in just the year 2012, there were over 12,000 reports of people who survived a violent traffic collision due to the fact that they had been wearing their seatbelt. Additionally, some estimates state that elderly and young passengers are two to three times more likely to be injured in minor car accidents when they are not properly secured by a safety belt.

Torn Rotator Cuff Injuries from Car Accidents

Most consequences of a car accident can be seen immediately, such as the denting of metal or a laceration on someone's skin, but lingering health may exist. Typically, when people think of car accident injuries that last for years, they think of whiplash or broken bones. Not too many people will think a torn rotator cuff could result from a car accident, or that it could haunt them years down the road.

What Constitutes Distracted Driving?

We have all heard about distracted drivers, or have actually been one ourselves, but what is legally considered to be distracted driving? To address the question head on, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the United States Department of Transportation, defines distracted driving as any activity that could divert the driver's attention away from the primary task of driving. But that doesn't necessarily clear things up, as it only gives a generalized description.