The National Security Council named April Distracted Driving Awareness Month and our Mobile, Alabama car accident attorneys want to join them in getting the message out. When thinking of distracted driving, many people picture holding a cell phone to make a call or texting while driving, however, there are multiple other ways to be distracted while driving. In fact, we bet most people drive distracted without even realizing it, so the attorneys at Long & Long want to help spread the word about focusing while driving.
Types of Distracted Driving
If there is anything that takes your attention away from the road while you’re driving, then that activity will cause you to be distracted. Along with texting and driving, other forms of distracted driving include the following:
- Handheld or hands-free phone calls
- Checking your navigation system
- Changing the music
- Eating or drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Tending to your children
Any type of distracted driving can lead to horrible consequences if you end up in a car accident. Our Mobile, Alabama attorneys hope that you can remember to focus on the road while driving. We are also here to help you if you’ve been involved in an accident with a distracted driver, so please call us at (251) 432-2277.
For a look at what can happen when a driver doesn’t believe they’re driving distracted because they’re using a hands-free phone, please view this video from the National Security Council: