Avoiding Distracted Driving Caused by Children

Distracted driving is something that gets a lot of attention and is primarily focused on the usage of cell phones while driving; however, there are many other distractions that are very hazardous for drivers and can cause a Pennsylvania car crash. For many parents, one of the biggest distractions behind the wheel is their own children.

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If you are a parent, you know exactly what I am talking about. It seems like every time you take the focus off of your children, they take advantage and cause trouble, get into something, start arguing with a sibling, make a mess or do something they know they shouldn’t be doing. When this happens in the car, it can be hard not to turn your attention to them. If you do, you could cause a serious Pennsylvania or New Jersey auto accident.

If you’re heading out with kids in tow, keep these helpful tips in mind:

  • Distract your children – Instead of letting them distract you, distract your children. Offer them a movie, video game, favorite toy, CD, book or anything that may peak their interest.
  • Be prepared – Before you head out, make sure you have everything your kids may need within reach. If you have older children, make sure they can easily reach everything they need.
  • Use your mirrors – Instead of turning around, check your mirrors to see what your children are doing. Mirrors in front of rear facing car seats can entertain your baby while keeping your mind at ease.
  • Make them wait – As hard as this may seem, a dropped toy or video game can wait. Paying attention to your driving cannot.
  • Don’t turn around – Resist the urge to turn around and attend to your children. Wait until you are stopped and can safely do so.
  • Pull over – If the situation requires your immediate attention, pull over when it is safe to do so.

By focusing on your driving, you are also focusing on the safety of yourself, your children and those around you. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Philadelphia car wreck because another driver was distracted, you need to contact an attorney. Call Cordisco & Saile at 1-215-642-2335 to schedule a FREE case consultation with a Bucks County injury lawyer in our office.