How distracted driving occurs and how to avoid it

On Behalf of | May 6, 2022 | Firm News

Distracted driving is the cause of many motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. It is important to be aware of the dangers of distracted driving and to take steps to avoid it.

Visual distractions

These can include looking at something other than the road, such as a passenger, scenery or using a navigation system. In some cases, drivers also try to check their phones or text while driving. To avoid visual distractions, it is important to keep your eyes on the road and be aware of your surroundings. If you are using a navigation system, make sure to set it up before you start driving so that you can focus on the road.

Audio distractions

Audio distractions, such as talking to passengers, listening to music or using hands-free devices can also lead to motor vehicle accidents. To avoid audio distractions, it is important to focus on the road and limit the amount of conversation you have with passengers. If you are listening to music, make sure to keep the volume at a level where you can still hear outside noise.

Manual distractions

It’s also easy to get into accidents because of manual distractions, such as fidgeting with controls as well as eating or drinking. To avoid manual distractions, it is important to keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road. If you are eating or drinking, make sure to do so before you start driving.

How does distracted driving lead to accidents?

Distracted driving can lead to accidents because it takes your attention away from the road. When you are not paying attention to the road, you are more likely to make mistakes or miss something important, such as a stop sign. Additionally, distracted driving can also lead to accidents because it increases your reaction time. If you are not paying attention to the road, you may not be able to react in time if something unexpected happens.

Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. To avoid these accidents, it is important to be aware of the dangers of distracted driving and take steps to avoid it

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