Negligence: we know that it leads to countless accidents each year. There are far too many situations in which a person does something that puts other people in danger. As a result, tens of thousands of people suffer catastrophic injuries; some even fatal.
One of the most serious forms of negligence is distracted driving. It’s important for you as a driver to recognize what the types of distracted driving are, how dangerous these actions are, and the catastrophic injuries they can cause. It’s also vital to recognize signs of distracted driving so you can stay as safe as possible on the road.
The three main types of distracted driving are broken down as the following:
To learn about each of these types of distracted driving, keep reading below. You can also click on the links above to view each section.
Call our firm if you suffer an injury because of distracted driving: (800) 294-6637.
Keep your eyes on the road. It’s something that people are always told whenever they’re first learning to drive and it’s a constant reminder of the way you should drive on the road. Unfortunately, far too many drivers forget about this simple piece of advice, and it often leads to negligence.
A visual distraction is anything that removes a driver’s eyes from the road. It only takes a few seconds for an accident to arise, but most actions that cause visual distractions take at least five seconds. When you combine those visual distractions with the often-high rate of speed that most people drive—especially on highways—this can be a daunting situation.