Connecticut Auto Accidents: Mental Distractions Also Cause Accidents
A study released by AAA shows that the use of hands-free technology can cause mental distractions for as long as 27 seconds afterwards. Simple movements, like changing the radio station or adjusting the volume control, can leave the driver distracted up to 15 seconds.
Even voice-activated systems, like texting, phone calls, or other voice-commanded assistants, leave the driver distracted. This study urges drivers to 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.