Distracted driving is a tragedy that could be avoided if drivers would just focus on the road instead of the things that are going on around them. There is never a good time to allow your attention to move away from the driving duties. If even one driver isn’t paying attention, there might be a crash.
Distracted driving kills around nine people and injured around 1,000 people in this country each day. One of the primary issues is cell phone usage. Around 481,000 drivers use their phone while driving during daylight hours in this country. Interestingly, teens are the largest group to have been distracted at the time a fatal crash occurs.
It is up to each driver to make the right decisions. There isn’t any room for things like texting, eating, or even becoming overcome with thoughts to the point that you don’t know what you’re doing when you drive.
Some people falsely believe that they have enough experience driving that they are able to do other things while the vehicle is in motion. This isn’t at all the case. You have to give full attention to driving anytime you are in the car. If you are traveling at 55 miles per hour, your car will move the length of a football field in only five seconds. As you can imagine, there are a lot of things that can go wrong over that distance in that short period of time.
People who are struck by a distracted driver should treat the accident as they would any other one. You might need medical care, and you may opt to pursue a claim for compensation based on the injuries and damages.