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3 causes of distracted driving

On Behalf of | Oct 18, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

One common error that drivers make is trying to multitask. This results in them being distracted at the wheel.

You are likely familiar with the major causes of distracted driving, like using a cell phone, adjusting the radio, or eating while driving. These actions can reduce a driver’s ability to control the vehicle and increase the likelihood of getting in a crash. However, there are other ways a driver can get distracted.

Here are some you might not have considered:

Arguments

Having a conversation with someone while driving can be distracting, but it can be even more distracting if it’s an argument. Also, when drivers get angry, it can be difficult for them to focus on the road.

Having a dog on board

Many dog owners drive with their pets. However, not all use a pet restraint while traveling. Some drivers allow their furry friends to sit on their laps or give them treats as they drive. Any cuddly distractions with a pet can potentially lead to a car crash.

Bugs in the car

Insects flying into the car through the window can annoy any driver. A sudden buzzing in the ear can distract them as they try to get the insect away. Trying to swat it can cause the driver to jerk the steering wheel and crash into another car.

There are many forms of distractions, and drivers need to try and avoid them all. If you get into an accident and suspect that the other driver was distracted, ensure you seek legal guidance.

 

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