Taking your eyes off the road for just a second can result in a serious accident, yet we all do it nearly every time we drive. More than 54% of drivers admit to participating in other activities while driving.
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from driving your vehicle and focusing on the road ahead.
- Talking on the phone
- Using navigation
- Eating and drinking
Technology is creeping its way into every part of our lives and while it can be extremely helpful it may also serve as a dangerous distraction. Distracted driving was the cause of 3,166 lives in 2016. While there are many forms of distracted driving, texting is one of the most dangerous. Taking your eyes off of the road for just 5 seconds at 55mph is the equivalent of driving the entire length of a football field with your eyes closed.
Distracted Driving can lead to grave situations. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed due to distracted driving contact an experienced personal injury attorney today. Our attorneys at McCoy, Hiestand & Smith are here to make things right. We have more than 50 years of combined personal injury experience and take pride in serving the injured.