According to Distraction.gov, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Any distraction can result in a serious car accident in Virginia Beach.
Three Common Driving Distractions
The list of potential driving distractions is endless. Anything that takes your attention off of driving is dangerous. Here are three of the most common types of distractions and how to avoid them:
- Texting while driving. Studies conclude that texting takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. Keep your phone in the back seat or in the trunk when driving. This will help you avoid the temptation of reading or sending text messages.
- Making and receiving calls. The same goes for cell phone use. Keep your phone off or away from your reach when driving. No call is worth risking death, whether yours or another person’s.
- Eating and/or drinking. Though done all the time, eating and drinking while driving is dangerous. This activity requires the use of at least one hand and, many times, requires the driver to divert his eyes off of what they are doing. You should consume your meal before you start your engine.
If You’ve Been Injured
Have you been injured by a distracted driver? If so, you should call a Virginia Beach car accident attorney at Tavss Fletcher at (757) 625-1214. We will help you gather all the necessary evidence to build a successful case and will fight hard to defend your compensation rights.