During our daily commute it can become easy to feel tempted to focus our attention on things other than the road. This is called distracted driving which is when the driver begins performing any activity that diverts their attention away from the road. Distracted driving was the cause of 3,154 motor vehicle deaths in 2013. It is important to know the forms of activities that can distract a driver and increase risk of accident. They include:
· Texting or Using Cell Phone
· Talking to Passengers
· Adjusting the radio, or music device
· Eating and Drinking
There are many steps you can take to limit distracted driving and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a pledge to help ensure you and your family are staying safe behind the wheel. The pledge is available at: http://www.distraction.gov/take-action/take-the-pledge.html
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, contact Martin Law Office today for a free consultation.