No matter how minor the activity appears, a driving distraction can prove lethal in a car accident in Daytona Beach. Distraction.gov defines distracted driving as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.
Three Things to Avoid When Behind the Wheel
Driving distractions come in all shapes and sizes. However, three of the most common ones to avoid include:
- Talking on your cell phone. Whether you are making or receiving calls, using your cell phone while driving diverts your attention away from driving in a safe manner. Make sure to turn your phone off or ensure it is out of reach.
- Texting and driving. On average, texting takes a driver’s eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. This is plenty of time to fail to see a road danger ahead. Again, you may consider ensuring your phone is out of reach or even putting it in the trunk.
- Personal grooming. Personal grooming includes activities such as applying makeup, doing your hair, and/or shaving. Make sure to conduct your grooming before you get in the car. Imagine how you will look following a serious accident.
Get Started Building Your Case Today
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you should contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890. We can help you get started with your case today.