As people become more experienced with driving it’s common to get more comfortable and pay less attention. Being distracted while driving increases the risk of getting into a car accident. Dmv.org explains the three types of distracted driving and how to avoid them. They are manual, visual, and cognitive.
Now that you have read and understand the three types of distracted driving it is important to keep them in mind while driving. Car accidents are always unexpected so understanding these distractions will help you prevent an accident. Cdc.gov confirms that in 2018, over 2,800 people were killed and 400,000 were injured in crashes involving distracted driving. The age that is most at risk for distracted driving is the young drivers from ages 15-19. If you are a passenger in a car with a distracted driver than it is important to speak up and ask the driver to focus. Many states have enacted laws that help with distracted driving. In Kentucky, drivers under 18 are not allowed to use a cell phone. The drivers over 18 can use a cell phone but are not allowed to text behind the wheel.
If you or a loved one finds yourself in a distracted driving accident call The Dixie Law Group at 502-290-2397 to have you case reviewed by one of our attorneys. Our attorneys have a lot of experience handling car accident cases and your consultation will be 100% free.
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