It’s great that your Smartphone can use multiple apps at once such as making sure you get to your destination on time, notifying you of upcoming events and streaming that cute video with puppies, but you’re not as good at multitasking. Smartphones are readily accessible now, and many drivers think they can successfully navigate the road while talking on the phone or texting, but the human brain is not capable of concentrating on both tasks at once. When you turn on your car and buckle your seatbelt, your mind should be focused on one thing—driving.
Distracted driving doesn’t stop at talking on the phone and texting. Keep these three kinds of distractions in mind every time you hit the road to avoid auto accidents:
- Visual distractions involve any activity that takes your eyes away from the road such as reading a text message, looking for something on the car floor, checking GPS directions, changing the music and doing makeup.
- Cognitive distractions such as sending a text message (even hands-free texts and calls), daydreaming, road rage, talking to a passenger and driving drunk or on drugs.
- Manual distractions include texting, eating, drinking, smoking, looking for something on the floor, in your purse or wallet and fiddling with car settings.
Texting and driving is so dangerous because it involves all three forms of distractions. One in of four auto accidents in the U.S. is caused by driving while texting according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Distracted driving habits are dangerous and have led to severe, irreversible injuries and death. Keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road to avoid ending someone else’s life and your own.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, please contact our auto accident attorney in Boca Raton today at 561-447-4500for a FREE consultation. Canter Law in South Florida serves clients in Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida.