Multitasking isn’t ever appropriate for drivers

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2020 | Uncategorized |

Many adults take pride in the fact that they are able to do multiple things at once. Unfortunately, this might lead them to decide that they are going to try to handle other things while they drive. This is a very dangerous decision, not only for them but also for others on the roadways.

One issue that people face today is the temptation to use a cellphone while they’re driving. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety did a survey that found that more than two-thirds of people who responded noted that they had talked on a cellphone within the 30 days prior to the survey.

A report by the National Safety Council (NSC) notes that hands-free devices aren’t really a suitable solution to this problem even though laws are making it seem as such. The option to not have your hands on your phone eliminates one distraction for sure, the manual distraction of taking your hands off the wheel. It may eliminate a second one, the visual distraction of taking your eyes off the road, but that’s not the case if you have to look at the phone. It doesn’t eliminate a third type of distraction, the cognitive distraction of taking your mind off your driving duties.

When a car wreck occurs, driver distraction is one factor that might be immediately considered. It is imperative that you think carefully about how you handle this situation if you were injured. You have the option of seeking compensation for the damages that you’re dealing with because of the crash. This seeks to hold the distracted driver liable for the financial impacts of the crash.