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Distracted Drivers Can Injure Innocent People

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2019 | Car Accidents, Distracted Driving Accidents

Drivers can’t let anything distract them from the road. One thing that pulls a lot of drivers away from their duties is a cellphone. Texting while driving is a huge issue that can easily claim lives because reading and writing messages takes time.

Safety on the road is everyone’s business, so any driver should be aware of the dangers of texting and driving. It takes an average of 5 seconds to read or respond to a text. A driver who is traveling 55 miles per hour, which is slower than most interstate speeds, will go at least the distance equivalent to the length of a football field during that short 5-second period. You can imagine how many crashes can occur during that time.

You must remember that cellphones aren’t the only distraction that drivers face. Other distractions that can impact drivers include billboards, food, beverages, other passengers, GPS devices and similar things. Even being deep in thought can distract drivers enough to where they don’t make the best decisions when they are driving. All drivers must avoid becoming so enthralled with things other than driving.

Parents might not realize this, but what they are doing while they drive is what their teens are going to model when they start to drive. For this reason, all parents must set the proper example for their children.

People who suffer injuries at the hands of a distracted driver might opt to seek compensation for the financial impacts of the crash. This can include money for medical bills, lost wages and other types of damages that might also be possible depending on the circumstances.