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Different types of distraction and their potential dangers

| Jan 29, 2020 | Uncategorized

When a driver is not focusing on the task at hand, all statistics indicate that it is much more likely he or she will be in an accident. An unfocused driver is a dangerous driver, regardless of what it is that is causing the distraction. Cell phones are often the reason for accidents related to distraction, but there are many things that can take a person’s attention behind the wheel.

It may help to learn more about the different types of distraction and how these impact driver behavior. Even with two hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, a person can still cause a serious accident due to inattentiveness. If you are the victim of an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you could have grounds to move forward with a civil claim.

What counts as distracted driving?

Distracted driving comes in many different forms. It can be as simple as looking at a billboard when driving by or daydreaming behind the wheel. There are three main types of distraction, and they are as follows:

  • Cognitive distraction, which happens when a person’s mind is not on the task at hand because of daydreaming, talking with a passenger, listening to music and more
  • Manual distraction, which happens when a driver removes one or both hands from the wheel, such as when texting, adjusting the radio or even eating
  • Visual distraction, which is what happens when a driver takes his or her eyes off the road, such as when reading a text, looking at a billboard or turning to talk with someone in the car

The three types of distraction can all impact driver behavior in different ways. However, texting and using a phone is particularly dangerous because it involves all three types of distraction. Studies show that distracted drivers often display some of the same behaviors as drunk drivers, including swerving, driving at erratic speeds and stopping suddenly.

Are you a victim of distraction?

If you are a victim of distracted driving, you have rights. It may seem difficult to do so, but it is possible to hold liable parties accountable for what happened to you. An assessment of your case can help you understand if you should pursue a civil claim. The personal injury claims process allows victims of accidents in New York to seek justice and fight for fair compensation for their losses.

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