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How smartphone use leads to distracted driving

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2021 | Blog, Car Accidents

Every driver in Georgetown, Texas, should fully concentrate on the road while driving, or they risk causing an accident. Cases of distracted driving emanating from smartphone use have led to more car accidents in America during the past decade. Distracting devices include handheld and hands-free devices that also cover wearable gadgets like smartwatches.

About distracted driving

Distraction is when the driver’s attention goes to other events. It may be trivial, but it will lead to a lapse in concentration on the road. The performance of the motorist will be sluggish, and a motor vehicle accident might occur.

A driver is responsible for the safety of all their passengers as well as others on the road. When drivers choose to have conversations on their smartphones, it might lead to a preventable car accident. Apart from smartphones, other actions that might lead to distracted driving include drinking, eating, using system navigation and controlling other electronics.

Types of distracted driving

There are various forms of distracted driving, including cognitive, visual and manual. Smartphone use covers all the forms of distraction. Sending a text engages the mind, hands and eyes. The brain and body should be on the road while a person is driving as getting distracted can lead to serious accidents.

Research indicates that by 2022, more than 65% of Americans will have smartwatches. Even though they are convenient and portable, these devices can cause distraction because they divert drivers’ attention from the road by sending notifications.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, consult a personal injury lawyer for further advice. A lawyer may represent you in negotiations with the insurance company or file a lawsuit on your behalf.

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