According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), distracted driving claimed about 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. Among those killed were about 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians, and 77 bicyclists.
Distracted driving is defined as “any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.”
Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving
Turn off your phone.
A simple yet seemingly challenging trick in this day and age is simply turning off your phone while driving. Another alternative to this is to silence your cellphone while driving.
Use Do Not Disturb Features
One of the reasons many people text and drive is the immediate distraction of friends, family, colleagues, etc., communicating with them. Many phones have features or apps now automatically send text messages without having you touch your phone. This will let a sender know you are busy or driving if activated.
Hands Off Devices
There are plenty of devices that can help mount your phone on your dash, windshield, vents, or other parts of your vehicle. These can dramatically help keep your eyes up and focus on the road.
Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in a car accident, we may be able to help. Here at Meade Law Group, we have the skills, experience, and determination to help get you a favorable outcome for your case.
We have handled countless personal injury cases and know how to navigate the legal system. When you need someone who you can trust to help get you the justice and compensation you deserve, rest assured Meade Law Group is here for you. You can reach us at (423) 464-7779 or contact us through our website today.