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There are many types of distracted driving

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

As more people begin going back to their offices, the traffic on California roads is only going to increase, which could mean a rise in distracted driving.

Distracted driving continues to be a major problem in California and throughout the country, and it involves more than just using your phone. A high percentage of motor vehicle accidents are caused by distracted driving and there are many things that are considered distractions.

It is true that you should never use your phone or text while you are driving. If an emergency occurs and you must use your phone, try to pull off to the side of the road in a safe place to use it.

Vehicle technology and passengers

Many cars today have technology designed to make driving easier and safer. However, the technology itself can be a distraction. Learn how the technology works before taking your car out onto the road, to prevent distractions while driving.

Vehicle passengers can help against drowsy driving, but they can increase the chance of distracted driving, particularly young children or pets. Secure pets in a carrier or kennel and provide children with activities to minimize their interaction with you.

Eating, drinking and looking

Even small things like eating and drinking can distract you from your primary focus, which is driving. Another form of distracted driving that you may overlook is taking your eyes away from the road to look at an accident.

With all the potential distractions, it should be no surprise that distracted driving is a problem.

You cannot afford the cost of an accident

Distracted driving is a form of negligence but proving negligence is not always easy. An accident with a distracted driver could cost you a lot. You might have high medical costs, lost wages and major pain and suffering.

Learning about your options after a distracted driving accident is important. You could receive compensation for your damages.