In a world that is always on the go, driving is the most popular way to get around. However, when drivers become so focused on everything around them but the road, they can cause auto accidents that injure more than 1,000 people each day. Here are some of the most common reasons that contribute to distracted driving.
What Are the Types of Distracted Driving That Lead to Auto Accidents?
While behind the wheel, always keep your eyes on the road. Whenever you glance away to look at something out of the side window or check on your child in the back seat, you can lose focus on the road. These are considered visual distractions because you're averting your gaze from the road to do something besides driving.
Sometimes, you might change the radio or temperature, reach for a drink in the cup holder, or pick up your phone to text a friend while driving. These are all considered manual distractions that cause a driver to remove their hands from the wheel and have difficulty maintaining control of the vehicle, especially at a moment’s notice.
More than one time in your life, you've most likely found yourself thinking about something else while you were working on a particular task. When a cognitive distraction occurs while driving, your attention is taken off of the wheel, such as if the driver in front of you suddenly puts on their brakes while you were daydreaming or talking to another passenger.
If you were injured in an auto accident that involved a distracted driver, speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The legal professionals at Carey & Hamner, P.C. have been serving the residents of Enterprise, Ozark, and Dothan, AL, for over a decade. To learn more about their legal services, including personal injury law, visit them online, or call (855) 435-4797 to schedule a consultation.