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The Three Forms of Distracted Driving

What is Distracted Driving?

We all know the basic ways we can end up getting pulled over by police or end up in an accident. Speeding, improper lane changes, following too closely, and driving while distracted are all behaviors that invite dangerous things to occur on the road, and so these actions need to be avoided. Unfortunately, while we all know of these behaviors, some drivers still do not comprehend the full extent of these behaviors and will continue to do things that put themselves and others at risk.

Distracted driving is a good example of this idea. While many drivers believe that distracted driving is simply just texting and driving, it is so much more than that. Distracted driving has actually been found to encompass three distinct forms, which all have their own challenges to deal with. For drivers, knowing all the forms of this type of driving is important, and it should help us all be safer on the road for not just ourselves, but for everyone.

Following a car accident in which you were hurt because of a distracted driver, call upon the legal help of a personal injury lawyer to see what you may be owed by the person who injured you.

What are the Three Types of Distracted Driving?

As mentioned above, distracted driving can take on three different forms, these forms including:

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for car phone.jpgVisual: This distracted driving happens when something visual catches and holds your attention. This can mean something on your phone makes you look away from the road, trying to look at directions or other written media, or watching things off the road that detract your attention. Do your best to keep these distractions to a minimum, and if you find yourself being distracted, pull off the road until you can be focused again.

Manual: Manual distractions occur when you physically are doing something other than driving. When you are putting on makeup, trying to read a newspaper, trying to eat, or playing with something in your vehicle, your attention is usually not on the road, which can lead to an accident. Avoid doing things that will distract you from the road, or simply pull over until it's safe to drive.

Cognitive: When we find ourselves thinking about things that are not on the road, we can end up causing an accident. Our emotions and mental state are important for so many reasons, and if they are off while we drive, concentrating on the road becomes much more difficult. If you find yourself upset at something while you drive, consider pulling off the road until you feel better, so as to keep yourself and others safe.

East Coast Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyers

Distracted driving comes in many forms, and when people drive while distracted, it greatly hurts others. If you were injured due to another driver who was driving while distracted, call the lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law. Our firm is ready to take on your case and fight for your right to compensation for your injuries. Call our office today to see how we can help you at (800) 469-6476.

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