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2 big things drivers do that cause car accidents

On Behalf of | May 16, 2023 | Distracted Driving

Every driver must pass their driving test to legally operate a vehicle on the road. However, some drivers are more likely to do things against what they learned and cause accidents.

There are two common actions drivers do that cause many accidents. Here’s what you should know:

Texting and driving

Texting and driving is a chronic problem. Drivers who use their phones while operating a vehicle are at risk of distractions. A distraction is anything that would momentarily divert a driver’s visual or mental focus from the road or cause them to take their hands off the wheel. The reason why drivers are likely to get distracted by their phones is because of calls or texts. Once a phone gets a message or call, the ringer can draw the driver’s attention away from the road. It’s often instinctual for people to reach for their phones when there’s a notification.

Distracted driving is dangerous because drivers can cross long distances in a matter of seconds while oblivious to what’s in front of them. Even one second of distracted driving can lead to an accident.

Driving drunk

Drinking alcohol can impair many of the senses people use to drive. For example, a drunk driver may experience impaired vision, poor judgment and weak muscle control. As a result of drinking, a driver may be more likely to cause an accident.

For example, a drunk driver may run a red light because they don’t see it, and end up in a serious wreck with another driver who had the right away. Likewise, a drunk driver may swerve between lanes and injure drivers through sheer recklessness

Keeping yourself safe isn’t easy

If you’re in an auto accident caused by a distracted or drunken driver and suffering from injuries and vehicle damages, it’s wise to explore all of your legal options for compensation.