The most important thing to realize about all the horrible driving habits outlined below is that everything on this list can either be accomplished before getting behind the wheel, or it can wait until you get to a place where the vehicle can be safely parked. While you can’t expect everyone to show common sense, we urge you to do everything possible so that you avoid these pitfalls and are never distracted while driving.
Texting – No matter how much the danger of texting while driving has been publicized, nationwide reports keep mounting about accidents resulting from this extremely dangerous activity.
Talking On A Cell Phone – We’ve gotten so used to the idea of using the cell phone in our daily life that we forget that doing so in our vehicles distracts us from keeping our full attention on the road. Any form of distraction behind the wheel, no matter how small, can prove disastrous.
Reaching For Objects Within The Vehicle – This is very common, and while reaching for a radio knob to change the station or a CD button to insert new music, reaching for a drink in the cup holder, or even trying to retrieve an object that has fallen on the floor may seem like a common thing to do, the lack of concentration on the real task at hand – driving – may result in an accident.
Applying Makeup – We’ve all seen it while we’re driving, and just like texting while driving, this activity requires both visual and manual distractions that impair cognitive awareness of the road and the traffic surrounding us.
Eating Or Reading – While these may sound farfetched, it’s certainly done, and it has definitely resulted in accidents in our roadways.
No matter how conscientious you are about your driving habits, accidents will happen, other drivers may not be as logical. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident in South Florida resulting from the negligence of others, contact the Automobile Accident Attorneys of Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. We have over three decades of experience with vehicular accident cases, and we will evaluate your claim free of charge and advise you about your legal rights to collect compensation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.