09 Sep The Role of Distracted Driving in Car Accidents (Part 1)
With mobile electronic devices, like cellphones and GPS systems, taking on an increasingly important role in many people’s day-to-day lives, it’s no big surprise that:
- Many people use these devices while driving.
- Use of cellphones and other mobile devices while driving can distract drivers from focusing on the road and, as a result, can cause them to miss important visual cues (like stop signs, traffic lights, etc.).
- Distracted driving has become a hot-button topic for many safety advocates and lawmakers who are focused on trying to make U.S. roadways as safe as possible.
In fact, distracted driving is one of the most common types of driver errors and recklessness that contributes to thousands of car accidents – including fatal car accidents – each year in the U.S. Although lawmakers in many states have started passing laws to try to fully or partially ban the use of hand-held devices like cellphones when driving:
- Most of these bans only apply to drivers who are younger than 18 years old, only have their learner’s permit and/or who are bus drivers.
- Some states still have not outlawed texting while driving.
- In some states, the laws regarding cellphone use when driving are considered to be secondary laws, which means that police need to have another reason besides a driver’s alleged use of a cellphone in order to pull that driver over and potentially issue a citation.
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