Distracted Driving Car Accidents
The number of accidents involved distracted drivers is startling. Hundreds of drivers attempt to use their phone while behind the wheel. While smartphones are an integral part of our lives and help us stay connected, they nevertheless pose serious safety risks if drivers check them while driving.
What is distracted driving?
Distracting driving is any activity which diverts attention away from the act of driving. Common reasons for car accidents due to distracted driving are talking or texting on the phone, eating/drinking, talking to people in the car, playing games or fidgeting with the GPS, and more – all divert the driver’s attention from the road and the simple act of driving.
Our car accident lawyers have observed that texting is the most common distraction, sending or reading messages, or any other engagement with their phone which necessitates taking their eyes off the road, if even for a moment.
Indeed, you cannot drive safely unless the job of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
Statistics of distracted drivers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed. 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.
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