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New Orleans Distracted Drivers For years now, distracted drivers have been a leading cause of car crashes in New Orleans. Cell phone use is a common cause of distracted driving, with most accidents caused by texting or phone calls. However, distractions…
New Orleans Distracted Drivers
For years now, distracted drivers have been a leading cause of car crashes in New Orleans. Cell phone use is a common cause of distracted driving, with most accidents caused by texting or phone calls. However, distractions can come in many other forms. There are three categories of distracted driving; Visual, Manual, and Cognitive. Manual distraction while driving involves the hands being physically not on the steering wheel. Visually distracted driving consists of the driver not having their eyes on the road. With the cognitive distraction, drivers are not thinking clearly about their driving. There are many ways that distracted driving can lead to horrific car wrecks, and drivers should always try to be aware of other drivers and road conditions that may cause them to be distracted and lead to an accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the leading causes of accidents involving distracted driving involve cell phone use, looking away from the roadway, or reaching for something inside the vehicle. Drivers applying makeup while driving, as well as reading, also apply. While some people feel doing such activities while driving is multi-tasking, it is harmful and places the driver at a higher risk of being involved in an accident.
The state of Louisiana recently enacted laws that would hopefully put an end to distracted driving. Texting while driving is not allowed in Louisiana, yet drivers still do it. Drivers under the age of 20 are more likely to text and drive, leading to a higher risk of being involved in an accident.
Driving and Texting
When driving, your eyes should be on the roadway and other drivers around you. When you pick up a mobile device to text, it takes your eyes away from the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a campaign titled “Distraction,” which shows just how texting affects one ability to drive. Texting involves all the categories of distraction in one activity. You are manual, visually, and cognitively taken from the roadway. For 4.6 seconds or longer, you are removing your eyes from the road. When going at high speeds, such as 55mph, this can be similar to driving a football field length blindfolded.
A large percentage of traffic fatalities every year could be avoided if the driver was not texting while in control of a motor vehicle. To put a further stop to such deaths, the state of Louisiana has banned any new driver with a learner’s permit or an intermediate license from using a cell phone at any point during driving.
The majority of drivers who text and drive are between 16 and 24 years of age. Such drivers are considered a higher risk of being in an automobile accident due to inexperience on the road. Because this age range often uses mobiles, the risk of an accident goes even higher.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident with a distracted driver, you need to know your legal rights. Contact our Personal Injury Law Firm to allow our experienced Lousiana car accident attorneys to review your case to see if you can file a claim.
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