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There are many different driving distractions

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2024 | Car Accidents

When you ask people about the biggest problems on the road right now, some of them may claim that distracted driving is leading to a lot of deadly accidents. And this is true, as distraction has been a major issue over the last decade.

Part of the problem with the distraction, however, is that it can take so many different forms. When people talk about distracted driving, they often mean using the phone in the car. But it’s not just texting and driving that is leading to this increase in serious accidents.

Other phone functions

To start with, phones do much more than just sending or receiving text messages. A modern driver could use their smartphone to provide directions to their destination or to stream music in the car. Some people will even try to do their job in the car, perhaps reading or answering email messages or taking phone calls.

Distractions from passengers

Often, distractions come from other people within the vehicle. This is a big issue with teenagers when they ride with their friends. But it can also be a serious issue for parents. Their own children will often distract them by crying, arguing, talking or just requiring assistance with snacks, toys and more.

Distractions from outside the car

Finally, drivers need to remember that there are plenty of distractions around them on the road. A driver could cause an accident while gawking at a previous crash, for instance, or while trying to read a billboard. At all times, drivers need to keep their eyes and attention on the road ahead of them.

Unfortunately, not all drivers do this and you could be injured in a distracted driving accident. If you are, you need to know how to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other costs.