Driving now is very different than it was when most of us first started out. While there were always things that could distract us, it was nothing compared with what today’s drivers deal with. Even just the introduction of car phones was more than enough to change the field, but now that cell phones can text as easily as they do and are essentially mini computers that you can keep in your pocket, it’s a whole different ballgame. Driving in this technologically interconnected time can be extremely distracting, especially as more and more cars get into the internet capable game. It can seem like you’re not getting your full money’s worth if you don’t access the internet while driving down the road.
Texting while driving is perhaps one of the most dangerous things that you can do on the road. Even using text to speech technology means that your attention is split between a device and your surroundings. You will still be looking down or over at your phone to make sure that the message sent and sent correctly. It’s only natural, especially when you know full well that your text to speech isn’t 100% correct all of the time. It only takes a moment for something to go wrong when you take your eyes off the road and there are simply far too many possibilities for that to happen if you are using your cell phone while driving.
Now we can’t claim that phones are the only distracting thing that can be dangerous. Even driving with your children can be distracting if they are being rowdy or crying in the backseat. Having a friend in the car can be distracting. Even having the radio on can be distracting depending on what you’re listening to. The fact remains that you know what distracts you and you should be honest and self-critical when it comes to what you will and will not allow yourself to do while you are driving.
If you were in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, call the Accident and Injury Center today. We can help you feel like you did before the crash without the use of medications or invasive procedures. The only thing that you have to do is schedule an appointment and come in. Make sure that you give yourself the tools to recover quickly by having us in your corner!