Distracted driving occurs when a driver engages in another activity other than driving, taking attention off the road and increasing the risk of accidents. Every day, auto accidents occur because of distracted driving, resulting in serious injury and even death. While there are common reasons for distracted driving, such as texting, there are many activities people do not consider when thinking about distracted driving.
If you have been injured due to someone else’s distracted driving on the road, contact a Florida personal injury trial lawyer at Hevia Law. Our team can provide you with the legal guidance necessary to pursue compensation following auto accidents.
Grooming or applying makeup is a common cause of distracted driving. As with any distraction, it is risky and can cause accidents. This act takes the driver’s hands off of the wheel and eyes off of the road, causing them to not only be unaware of what is happening around them but to have a severe lack of control of the vehicle.
Passengers can also cause a distraction if they are loud or disruptive. Drivers may become visually and mentally distracted by what is happening in the vehicle rather than focusing on what is happening on the road. If your passengers are causing distraction, do not be afraid to speak up.
Grabbing for an object that is out of reach can also threaten driving safety. Straining to grab an object, whether in the glove box, backseat, or on the floor, can distract you enough to lose control of the wheel.
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