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Your Car Is Not A Phone Booth – Put Down The Phone
Posted on February 15, 2017
In the last few years, our concerns about cell phone usage while driving has increased exponentially as society, in general, becomes more and more dependent upon technology. Our greatest concern even just a few years ago was about drivers talking on the phone while driving and the distraction that this activity caused. However, texting while driving has now surpassed this as an even greater concern, and there seems to be no sign that the problem is going away. Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents.
What Is Distracted Driving?
It is easy to throw around the phrase ‘distracted driving’ – we assume everyone knows what that means. It actually means a lot more than what some people may think, however. Distracted driving can involve various distractions including visual, auditory, manual, or cognitive – anything that takes a driver’s eyes, ears, hands, and mind away from the task of driving. Simple activities such as eating, drinking, changing the radio station, looking at a map or GPS, and even talking to your passengers can take your mind off driving and be a distraction. The worst distraction, though, is our ever-present cell phone, which involves a simultaneous combination of many distractions – holding the phone, looking at the buttons, and thinking about your call or text instead of the road.
Statistics abound that show the extent of the problem surrounding distracted driving and, each year, too many accidents injure and kill Americans throughout the country. While some studies show a decrease in the numbers of both crashes in general as well as fatalities associated with distracted driving in Maryland, all road users – drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and others – are still at risk until everyone complies with Maryland law banning texting while driving.
The Law Office of William C. McCaskill PLLC Can Help
If you or someone you care about has been injured in an auto accident due to distracted driving or any other type of negligence, the Law Office of William C. McCaskill PLLC is here to help you recover for your injuries. You need someone fighting hard on your side to get everything for you that you are entitled to receive, and Attorney McCaskill is the one who can do that for you. Whether you have medical bills, lost wages from being out of work due to your accident, or even pain and suffering stemming from your accident, you are entitled to receive compensation. Contact our office today to set up your initial consultation and get the results you deserve, (240) 766-8085.