One of the most common reasons accidents occur today is distracted driving. It only takes a second to get into a crash if your focus is not on the road. Even something as simply and innocuous as glancing down at your radio display to change the song or making sure you're not dropping your drink all over the car because you missed the cup holder can distract you long enough to cause an accident. No matter how easy a task may be, it still requires some level of attention which means that you are not fully focused on the road. Even if you are driving carefully while you take a minute to do something else, it doesn't mean that everyone else will be responsible too. When you drive, you need to be aware of everything that is happening on the road around you so you can react at a moment's notice if needed. Unfortunately, you cannot do that if you are already distracted by something else in your car.A lot of states are trying to crack down on anyone who is driving while their attention is split. This means that doing anything distracting such as using your phone, even if you're using it hands free, you may get pulled over. If you are eating breakfast while driving into work in the morning, you may get pulled over. Even taking a quick sip of your drink might get you pulled over if the order has gone out. The main thing to remember while driving is that keeping both hands on the wheel is the best way to stay safe.
If you are driving, you are responsible for the actions of everyone in the car. This means that you need to make sure that your passengers aren't causing the distractions. Although driving with friends can be a lot of fun, you need to be careful. You can still have a fun conversation, but it's important to stay focused so you can get to your destination safely.
Distracted driving causes crashes. We know this. We also know that a large amount of injuries and deaths that are due to distractions are completely avoidable. If you were injured in an accident that was the result of distracted driving, call the Accident and Injury Center and set up your appointment today. We know how devastating these injuries can be, so we will do everything we can to help you. Come in today!