Distracted driving is a problem that is only getting worse. Modern technology and conveniences have created a whole new wave of distractions for today’s drivers, and, unfortunately, those distractions have created an immense potential for otherwise avoidable accidents.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving takes many forms; however, most experts agree that texting while driving is currently the most dangerous form of distracted driving. Texting while driving forces a driver to focus his visual, manual, and cognitive attention to this phone or other device, rather than directing that focus onto the road in front of him.
Distracted driving can come in other forms, however, including the following:
- Texting/cell phones
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Personal grooming
- Using Navigation Systems
- Watching a video
- Radios, CD Players, or other Music Players
Any person who chooses to get behind the wheel of a vehicle has a legal duty to operate that vehicle responsibly and practice safe driving habits. When drivers make the decision to neglect that responsibility and use devices or devote their attention to something other than the road in front of them, they must be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that occur as a result of that poor decision.
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