Drivers in Oklahoma and all over the country have likely seen car accidents on the side of the road. These crashes can cause minor or major injuries or death. One of the main causes of accidents is distracted driving, which can mean that drivers are doing everything from using a mobile device to changing the radio station in the car instead of paying attention to the road.
Most drivers know that it’s not advisable to use any kind of phone while driving. Over 50 percent of drivers use some kind of phone, according to Consumer Reports. Activities take place include texting and making or receiving phone calls. Some drivers even watch videos while they are behind the wheel.
There are safety features on many phones that prevent teenagers from texting or talking while driving that will also prevent adults from using the phone while the vehicle is in motion. Drivers should keep their phones in an area where they can’t seem them and become distracted. Some car manufacturers are now offering smart features that aid in keeping drivers safe on the road. These include collision and lane departure sounds. There are also braking systems on newer cars that detect when the vehicle is too close to another automobile.
No one knows what will happen when venturing out on the road, but distracted driving is an issue that can be solved. If you, a passenger or family member have been hurt in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, it’s important to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney. A lawyer can often seek compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and medical bills.