The Five Most Common Driver Distractions
Driver distraction is perhaps the greatest threat to drivers on the road, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reporting that over 80% of vehicle crashes involve some form of distraction to the at-fault motorist. The vast majority of these incidents involved a distraction immediately prior to the incident, indicating that driver distraction is a greater contributing factor to driving hazards than intoxicated drivers or inclement weather.
It is essential that drivers take action to help ensure that they do not contribute to this statistic. Unfortunately, you will still be at risk of an accident regardless of how safely you drive, as the negligent actions of another motorists cannot be easily prevented. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn about how we may be able to help you pursue compensation for your pain and suffering.
In order to more safely operate your vehicle and help avoid accidents, avoid the following common distractions:
1. Using a cell phone
2. Reaching for a moving object in the car
3. Taking your eyes off the road to observe something outside of the vehicle’s line of travel
5. Putting on makeup.
These five activities contribute to more accidents each year than any other factor.
If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Call the experienced and skilled Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.