Connecticut Auto Accidents: 17% of 17-34 Year Olds Engage In Risky Driving Behavior
Distracted driving is a problem on Connecticut roadways and no doubt a cause of Connecticut auto accidents. According to traffic safety experts, there are three types of distracted driving: cognitive, manual, and visual.
- Cognitive distractions are when your mind wanders away from driving.
- Visual distractions are when your eyes focus away from the road.
- Manual distractions are when your hands move off of the wheel.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that 17% of drivers ages 17-34 have engaged in texting while driving. The NHTSA also reports that over 2,800 drivers were killed nationwide from distracted driving.
Driving while distracted can lead to significant injuries from an auto accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, or bike accident. The lawyers at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan urge you to focus solely on driving when operating a motor vehicle. If you are ever in an accident, you may be able to settle the claim yourself. Find out if you need a lawyer for your auto accident.