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Understanding the dangers of distracted driving

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2021 | Blog, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Distracted driving claims the lives of thousands of people every year. If you suffered severe injuries at the hands of a distracted driver, you do not deserve to continue suffering.

Driving while distracted is a dangerous act of negligence. Those impacted by distracted drivers must provide evidence to prove the other driver caused the accident.

Types of distractions

There are three types of distractions on the road. The first distraction is manual. This involves moving your hands from the wheel. You may move your hands when changing the radio station or texting on the phone. Another distraction includes visuals. Whenever you take your eyes away from the road, this serves as a distraction. Cars travel a long distance in only a few seconds. You may glance away from the road for a couple of seconds and miss an obstacle in the road. Cognitive distractions involve any distractions that may take your mind off of the road.

The dangers of distraction

Unfortunately, many drivers do not think about the dangers of distracted driving. While most people may recognize that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous, many still use the phone. About 36% of all drivers admit utilizing the cell phone to read or send a text message while driving throughout the month. While most people understand the dangers of drunk driving, they may not know that you suffer the same impairments as intoxicated driving when you talk on the phone.

When involved in an accident with a distracted driver, you may have physical and emotional pain, along with medical bills and lost wages. Most victims deserve compensation for the act of negligence on behalf of the driver.

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