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Articles Tagged with Distracted Driving Accidents

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Distracted driving has become a much more common phrase in discussions about road safety all over the United States, and there have only been more concerns about how well we are all paying attention to the road because of the development of the smartphone and numerous other personal devices. The bottom line remains that there are more inventions and gadgets than ever to occupy people’s attention, so it is not uncommon for some drivers to think that they can multitask. If you are hurt by a distracted driver, you should contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer as soon as you can.

No matter how great people believe they are at multitasking, the truth remains that no person ever can perform two tasks at once as well as they would individually because multitasking actually slows down a person’s ability to accomplish either task. All people need to be aware that they must invest complete attention to the road whenever they are behind the wheel.

Common Risks of Distracted Driving

A person texting behind the wheel of a carWe all know that distracted driving is dangerous – the CDC reports that every day over 1,000 crashes involve a distracted driver. Smartphones are the most obvious culprit, but anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road or your hands off the wheel can be considered distracted driving. When you consider all the different ways you can become distracted, it’s no wonder that states across the country are looking for ways to aggressively curb distracted driving. But how does distracted driving compare to other causes of motor vehicle accidents? 

At Slappey & Sadd, we study these trends so that we can better help our clients and understand the challenges they face. If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, call us at 404-255-6677 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. 

Distracted Driving Statistics in Georgia

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