Mental Distractions Can Impair Driver Awareness

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

mental distractionA new study released by AAA shows that the use of hands-free technology can cause mental distractions for as long as 27 seconds afterwards. This study is very concerning to Connecticut motorists as it shows that even once-thought 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, Google Now or Siri, 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.

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