Pennsylvania distracted driving accidents and distracted driving habits

A Pennsylvania distracted driving accident can lead to a serious injury and/or death for you and your family to deal with. The lifetime of pain and suffering is indescribable.

The dangers of distracted driving

According to a recent Virginia Tech study, distracted driving is responsible for nearly 80 percent of all car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) labels distracted driving as the major cause for car accident fatalities.

What you can do to eliminate distracted driving

Keeping yourself and those you share the Pennsylvania roadways with safe is paramount. Here are common distracted driving habits and safety tips that you can follow to avoid driving distracted:

  • Texting and driving: Using your cell phone to send text messages and making and receiving calls is the biggest culprit. Send your text messages and make your calls ahead of time. You may even want to consider placing your phone in the backseat or trunk before turning on your car. This will help eliminate the temptation to use your phone while driving.
  • Adjusting dials: Select your radio station before pulling out. Also, adjust the air conditioner or heater ahead of time. Adjusting dials can lead to you taking your eyes of the road ahead of you.
  • Eat ahead of time: Eating requires the use of your hands. It is always dangerous when you take your hands off the steering wheel.
  • Pets: It is not uncommon for a pet to jump in your lap while you are driving. This can cause you to swerve into incoming traffic or off the road. Make sure that your pet is secure in the backseat. Never let them travel upfront.
  • Speeding: Rushing around because you are late to an appointment can cause you to make dangerous driving maneuvers such as running red lights, running through stop signs, and making unsafe lane changes. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination on time.

Other drivers

You can’t control what other drivers do. Their distracted driving habits can lead to you being seriously injured in a Louisiana car accident. An experienced car accident attorney can help you hold them liable and get you the compensation that you and your family deserve.
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If you or someone you know has been injured in a distracted driving accident, contact one of our experienced Pennsylvania distracted driving accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.