An auto accident stemming from distracted driving is one of the most preventable accidents on the road. However, these accidents are unfortunately among some of the most common in Maryland, especially in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. For this reason, it is critical to ensure that you are: 1) taking proper precautionary measures of safe driving when you are behind the wheel; and 2) ensure that you are well informed regarding facts on distracted driving in your area. If you are on the road, consider the three types of distracted driving to both keep you and those around you safe as a driver and to know your rights as a victim.
As drivers, there are many people, objects, and happenings on and around the road that may distract us as we are trying to operate a vehicle. While these distractions frequently occur on the road, they can be extremely dangerous, even fatal, to someone who may be injured by a vehicle operated by a distracted driver. A driver distracted by a visual distraction may take their eyes off of the road to look at something such as their phone, a business sign, or an animal, leading them to cause a potentially catastrophic accident.
If a driver takes their hands off of the wheel to perform a task other than driving, they are distracted by a manual distraction. This type of distraction can be especially dangerous because they are incapable of fully controlling the vehicle without the use of their hands. Opening a package, food item, or texting with both hands are some examples of manual distractions behind the wheel that can have detrimental effects on the victim of the accident.
A driver who is affected by a cognitive distraction may be too emotional, tired, or mentally incapable of driving safely at that time. With this form of distraction, the driver is unable to drive because their mind distracted from the task of safely driving to their destination. This can lead to factors of an accident such as speeding, failing to notice a stop sign, or failing to stop at a stoplight while speeding. All of these factors can result in a devastating catastrophic accident for everyone involved.
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