Distracted Driving — An Increasing Problem in Pittsburgh
Car accidents can easily happen, even if both drivers involved are paying attention to what they are doing. However, when one driver is distracted while driving, the chances of causing a crash drastically increase. If you are involved in a traffic accident, it is important to consult a lawyer who will thoroughly investigate the cause of your wreck, including whether the other driver was distracted.
“Distracted driving” includes anything that takes the driver’s attention off of the road. Among the most common distractions are:
- Texting or otherwise using a cell phone
- Taking pictures, including “selfies”
- Eating and drinking
- Grooming such as applying makeup, shaving or brushing hair
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting the radio
- Reading, including maps
- Being distracted by other passengers in the vehicle
It is important to note that while any attempt to multi-task while driving is dangerous, text messaging is the most startling distraction because it requires manual, visual and cognitive attention. Additionally, texting while driving is common among inexperienced drivers, such as teenagers.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a distracted driver, the automobile accident attorneys at Rudberg Law Offices, LLC are here to help.