Distracted Driver Accidents

Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida Are an Increasing Problem Affecting Us All

Every 15 minutes, 12 people are killed in a car accidents resulting from distracted driving. In addition, distracted drivers seriously injure over 2.5 million people each year. These numbers have nearly tripled in the last two years alone.

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration divides distracted driving into three categories, including:

  • Visual Distraction – Taking your eyes off the road
  • Manual Distraction – Taking your hand(s) off the wheel
  • Cognitive Distraction – Taking your mind off of what you’re doing

Because safely operating a vehicle requires acute focus of all your senses, any action or task that involves one or more of these distractions is extremely dangerous. Drivers face many potential distractions including:

  • Talking on a cell phone or to other passengers
  • Texting
  • Eating or drinking
  • Reading maps or GPS navigation systems
  • Changing the radio station, CD or iPod

While all distractions can endanger drivers’ safety, texting is by far the most alarming because it involves all three types of distraction. Negligent drivers who choose to text while driving are responsible for thousands of Florida car accidents each year.

If you or someone you know has been hurt or killed in an accident caused by a distracted driver, don’t be left to pay for their poor decisions. As a victim of negligent driving, you may have grounds to claim financial compensation from responsible parties.

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