What Are Drivers Doing at the Time of an Accident?
There are so many things that can become distractions while you are driving a car. A recent survey¹ by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (involving approx. 6,000 drivers) showed that the people who were involved in a car accident or near-accident during the prior year were not paying attention (19%), were falling asleep (8%), were adjusting the radio or GPS (8%), were using an app on their cell phone (7%), were daydreaming (6%), were talking on a cell phone (6%), were eating (4%), or were sending a text message or email (4%). The best way for you (and your passengers) to avoid injuries is to stay focused on the task at hand!
In the event that you are injured because of another driver’s distraction on the road, please give us a call. We would love to help!
¹Schroeder, P., Wilbur, M., & Pena, R. (2018, March). National survey on distracted driving attitudes and behaviors – 2015 (Report No. DOT HS 812 461). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.