Driver distraction is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of injury accidents both here in Texas and throughout the rest of the nation. Anytime your hands come off the wheel, your eyes wander away from the road or your attention is drawn elsewhere while you are driving, the results could be deadly. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
Avoiding driver distraction is essential if you do not want to become a driving statistic. Using a cell phone, texting, and eating are all sources of distraction. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are three main types of distraction:
- Visual: taking your eyes off the road
- Manual: taking your hands off the wheel
- Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving
While multi-tasking may be a good quality at work, it is not something to do while driving. Keep your attention on the road and the vehicles around you. Keep yourself and your passengers safe.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., so that we can put our 100 years of legal experience to work for you. Call 361-882-4357 to schedule your free consultation today!