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The Different Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

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IL accident lawyerDistracted driving occurs when drivers divert their attention to the road to any activity that takes their attention away from driving. Traditionally, texting and driving are considered the most notorious form of distracted driving, as doing so has topped numerous lists of dangerous driving activities and has also received a plethora of negative press in recent years. However, it is essential to note that there are many other forms of distracted driving, considered by some to be just as dangerous as texting while driving. So remember, if you have been in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact a personal injury right away to understand your rights and what steps to take from here.

Here Are Common Types of Distracted Driving Activities

Other than texting, here are some dangerous distracted driving activities, including:

  • Eating and drinking while driving – Snacking on the go has become a widespread behavior among drivers, causing many road accidents. Taking your hand off the wheel for even a few seconds is all it takes to lose control or hit another driver.
  • Adjusting navigation devices – It is well established that navigation devices, regardless of whether they are on your phone or built-in to your car, can be a cause of distracted driving. Using navigation devices while driving exponentially contributes to the risk of getting into a car accident.
  • Listening to music - Sorry, but frequently changing which song is playing or trying to adjust the volume of your stereo system can also lead to terrible car accidents.
  • Applying makeup or grooming – While such activities may be harmless in virtually every other situation, doing them while driving is extremely dangerous. Aside from being distracted yourself, you may even distract other drivers who see you putting on makeup or trying to shave as you drive. This creates an even more dangerous driving environment.
  • Driving with a pet – Many people love taking their pets with them on the road. As innocent as it may seem, it could potentially lead to significant hazards for the driver and those around them. Many dangerous situations could result from having your pet in the car, from you turning around to scratch their head in the backseat to them climbing onto the dashboard and blocking your view of the road; pets can be very distracting for those trying to drive.

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Source - https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/Distracted_Driving/index.html


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