Car Accidents Caused By Distracted Drivers
Distracted driving is an increasingly common problem on roadways across the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, 10 percent of crashes that resulted in injuries were caused by distracted driving. Any time drivers take their eyes off the road – even for a second – tragic consequences can result.
Examples Of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving includes a wide range of unsafe behaviors, including:
- Using a cellphone or texting while driving
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Using a navigation system
- Looking at a map
- Adjusting a radio or music player
- Putting on makeup or grooming
- Tending to rowdy kids in the back seat
Distracted driving among truck drivers is a particularly serious problem, since truck accidents often result in significant injuries or fatalities.
Another hidden danger on the roadways is driver fatigue. Sleepy drivers often lack the ability to devote their full attention to what is going on around them. They may have slow reaction times and impaired coordination. They may even mimic drunk drivers – swerving, crossing the centerline and failing to heed traffic signals.
Fatigue-related accidents are more likely to occur at night. Truck drivers are especially susceptible to fatigue due to the long hours they spend behind the wheel. In the Louisville area, distracted and fatigued truck drivers pose a significant danger to others on the road.
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