Do you think you can multitask while driving a car? Well, in theory, you can but only for a limited amount of time. And when that time runs out, you will find yourself involved in a car accident. Multitasking is a serious thing. It could help you do several things at a time, but also prevent you from making crucial decisions. Your brain will try and focus on many different things at the same time. And even though this is a trait of many successful people, it is not something that you should do while driving a motor vehicle.
Here are common misbeliefs about multitasking while driving a car.
It Is Totally Safe!
When two people talk about driving and share their experiences, one will always say that “it is totally safe” to talk on the phone while driving. Even with wireless headphones on, it is nowhere close to being safe. Your brain will focus on the conversation, instead of the road ahead. And before you know it, a car will come out of your blind spot, or you will forget to check your side mirrors before switching lanes and end up in a car accident.
I Got This Under Control!
When you see a person driving, and doing other things at the same time (talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, eating or drinking), you should tell them to stop doing that and focus on the road ahead. At that point, you will hear the famous “I got this under control” sentence. If only you knew how many people died or were seriously injured because of that line.
According to data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9 out of 10 accidents occurred as a result of distraction. And these distractions are part of multitasking. If you allow yourself to take your eyes off the road to try and do something else, while still sitting behind the wheel, the chances are that you will end up in an accident.
And when that happens, you should call our Spokane Car Accident Attorneys to receive a free case evaluation, legal help, and support.
I Got Time To Eat!
Because of lack of time, many people try and eat on their way to work. One hand on the wheel and the other holding a beverage. Sounds familiar? If you have done this in the past, we urge you never to do it again. Eating and drinking while driving is extremely dangerous, and it will increase your chances of getting involved in an accident. Before you know it, a car or a pedestrian will come in front of you, and you will be too busy to act, with both of your hands holding food and drinks.
Whoever said that multitasking while driving is a smart option was wrong. It is everything but SAFE. Remember to contact our Car Accident Attorneys in Spokane if you find yourself in a car accident, as they can help you obtain compensation for your damages. If the other party was at fault, you will receive compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Your lost wages
- Your pain and suffering
- Your car repairs