Connecticut Auto Accidents: Distracted Driving Causes Crashes
There is no doubt that distracted driving is a problem on Connecticut roadways and 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.
Even voice-activated systems, like texting, phone calls, Google Now or Siri, leave the driver distracted. Drivers should avoid this type of behavior even stopped at a light or stop sign as the distraction can overlap when the light changes.
Driving while distracted can lead to a significant 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.