The dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a concern in Florida as it is throughout the country. Distracted driving is dangerous and risky behavior and creates a hazard for everyone sharing the roadway. Distracted driving is considered anything that removes the driver's attention and focus from the roadway, eyes from the roadway and hands from the wheel.

Texting and driving is considered particularly dangerous on the roadways because it combines cognitive, visual and manual distraction and is considered the most dangerous form of distracted driving drivers can engage in. There are a variety of other common distracted driving behaviors, however, that are also dangerous. Distracted driving includes adjusting a radio or climate control device while driving; operating a navigation system while driving; interacting with passengers, children or pets while driving; eating, grooming or reading while driving; or focusing on events taking place outside the vehicle unrelated to the roadway while driving.

In addition to texting while driving, operating a cell phone to have a phone conversation, access the internet or email are also all considered distracted driving behaviors. The brain needs time to react to a hazard and even a focused brain requires the length of a football feel to react when traveling at 50 miles per hour. Not being focused on the roadway creates the danger of a car accident.

Victims of distracted drivers who have been involved in a distracted driving-related car accident may suffer physical, financial and emotional damages as a result. The personal injury legal process can help them seek compensation for the damages they have suffered to help them better make a complete recovery.

Source: Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, "Distracted Driving Awareness," Accessed Sept. 29, 2017

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