Distracted Driving Awareness Month

by Terry Bryant

 

Distracted Driver Danger

Distracted drivers are always dangerous!

The National Safety Council (NSC) has named April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. With technology invading the attention of drivers everywhere, it is important to take the time to realize the dangers of distracted driving.

Onboard technology, electronic GPS, and cell phones have diverted the focus of drivers from the road to various gadgets. Many of these technologies are designed to make driving, navigating, and communications much easier, but the tradeoff is costly.

According to NSC research, after making a call, changing the music, or even using voice commands, the brain remains distracted for 27 seconds. This shows that even the slightest distraction—including hands-free technology—takes a driver’s attention off of the road.

Make a point of putting away the distractions during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Then, commit to making focused driving a habit in the future.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, contact a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.