Texting While Driving
Distracted drivers are nothing new. Before there were cell phones, there were still distracted drivers. Drivers can get distracted by eating, talking to a passenger, smoking, looking at a map or doing any number of other activities instead of focusing on driving.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are three main types of distracted drivers:
- Drivers distracted visually — taking their eyes off the road
- Drivers distracted manually — taking their hands off the wheel
- Drivers distracted cognitively — taking their minds off what they are doing
Texting while driving is so dangerous because it involves all three types of distracted driving at once; the driver looks at the phone instead of the road, uses at least one hand to enter the text message, and thinks about the content of the message rather than driving.
We pay attention when we operate dangerous machinery like circular saws or jackhammers. Why should driving be any different?
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After a car accident, we shoulder the burden of achieving a fair personal injury settlement so that you can concentrate on recovering your health and getting back to your job and your family.
If you were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact our Georgia law firm for a consultation with one of our principal attorneys. Call (770) 408-6364. Or, use our online contact form to make an appointment.