Car accidents take over 3,000 lives every year in Pennsylvania. The main killer is not the vehicle itself, but the distracted driver behind the wheel.
According to the statistics, around 40,000 people are injured every year in the US by distracted drivers alone. It is like an epidemic, one that keeps rising with each passing year.
The Dan Doyle Law Group is here for you if you have been injured due to the car of another driver. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. There are many causes and solutions for distracted driving. Listed below are some of them.
Using the Smartphones
Probably the main distraction of every driver is their smartphone. Every individual who talks on the phone while driving can easily take a life or cause a serious accident simply by not paying attention to the road ahead.
The same thing happens while browsing the internet on your smartphone or searching YouTube and driving at the same time. Even texting is considered extremely dangerous while behind the wheel.
Not only do you risk losing your life or taking someone else’s, but you will also face fines and even jail time if the accident resulted in someone else’s death.
The only solution is to either turn off your smartphone, or to set it on silent to avoid hearing any potential distractions such as received messages, calls, social media updates, and so on.
Entertaining Your Kids
A lot of the time, parents take their children on vacation or a road trip. Things can easily get out of control, especially if the kids are still too young and are in need of constant attention. In one moment, you are looking at the road ahead, and in the other, trying to calm your kids down. Before you know it, you are in a car accident.
The solution is simple: if your spouse is in the car with you, try and focus on the road while your spouse takes care of the children. You must keep your eyes on the road ahead. Another solution is to play games with your children, such as “I spy with my little eye” and “count the colors”.
If you find yourself in a car accident, the best course of action is to consult with your attorney about your legal options. If you don’t have an attorney, feel free to contact our car accident attorneys in Philadelphia and schedule your free initial consultation.
Drinking and Eating
A lot of people simply don’t have enough time to take a normal lunch, which is why they grab some food and eat it while driving to or from work. Without realizing it, their focus drops from the road to their food, and mistakes are easily made. One crucial mistake and the accident can take someone’s life.
One easy solution is to take a 15-20 minute break and spend it on eating and drinking. Your food digestion will be much better and you won’t put yourself or anyone else in danger. In case an accident does happen, our Philadelphia car accident attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group will help you deal with the aftermath of the accident and represent your best interests.