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Driver Distraction Accidents

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day in the United States more than 9 people are killed and over 1,060 people are injured in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving refers to when a driver engages in any activity that takes their attention away from the task of driving.

Types of Distraction Leading to Collisions

There are three main elements of driver distraction and they include: visual distraction (taking your eyes off the road), manual distraction (taking your hands off the wheel), and cognitive distraction (taking your mind off the task of driving).

Common forms of driver distraction include:

  • Texting while driving (sending or receiving texts)
  • Eating while driving
  • Reading a map or using a navigation system
  • Talking on a cell phone or dialing a number
  • Applying cosmetics
  • Adjusting the radio, CD player or DVD player
  • Talking to passengers

While all forms of driver distraction are dangerous, the most alarming form of driver distraction involves text messaging because it requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, 3,331 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an additional 387,000 people were injured in automobile accidents involving a distracted driver.

The dangers of distracted driving has gained attention from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) who is actively working with industry, safety organizations and other government agencies to inform and educate the general public about the dangers of distracted driving. Furthermore, in 2009 the Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood launched a national anti-distracted driving campaign to help raise awareness about distracted driving and to reverse the ever-increasing trend of distracted driving crashes.

Were you injured by a distracted driver?

At the core of all distracted driving accidents is driver irresponsibility and driver negligence, and this is especially the case in car accidents that involve texting while driving. Currently, the state of Georgia has a ban on texting for all drivers and a ban on cell phone use for novice drivers and bus drivers. However, despite the statewide ban on texting, thousands of Georgians violate the law each and every day and text while behind the wheel.

If you or someone you love was injured in a distracted driving crash, we urge you to contact an Alpharetta car accident lawyer from Kalka & Baer LLC to file a claim for compensation.

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