Your full attention is required every time you get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, not every driver you share the roadways will practice this principle, putting you and your loved ones at risk of being seriously injured in a Bucks County distracted driving accident.
The dangers of distracted driving
There is no doubt, distracted driving is dangerous. Here are some key facts that you should know about distracted driving:
- Young adult drivers are the chief culprits
- Distracted driving contributes to approximately one in four car accidents nationwide
- Distracted driving accidents result in millions of dollars of damage annually
What you can do to avoid a distracted driving accident
You can’t always control the driving habits of others; however, here are five safety tips you can follow to avoid distracted driving, such as:
- Avoid using your cell phone: You may even consider putting your phone in the back seat or in the trunk in order to avoid the temptation.
- Avoid eating or drinking: Eating and drinking requires you to take at least one hand off the steering wheel. In some cases, you must look down and take your eyes off the road in order to grab your snack or drink.
- Avoid changing: Driving is not the time to take off your coat or change your clothes. It requires a lot of time and energy.
- Never multi-task: Set your radio dial and GPS coordinates before you leave the driveway or parking lot.
- Avoid reading: Reading maps, books, and newspapers take certain concentration and requires you to avert your eyes from the road, putting you and other drivers at risk.
Again, you have no control over what other drivers do. If you are injured in a Bucks County car accident caused by distracted driver, you might be able to hold that driver responsible for your pain and suffering. An experienced car accident attorney can help you build your case and get the compensation you deserve.
If you are involved in a car accident caused by another driver, you can count on the fact that you will more than likely be contacted by the other driver’s insurance company. Before you speak with anyone, order your copy of our free book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a distracted driving accident, contact one of our experienced Bucks County distracted driving accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.