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Why is distracted driving still a common concern?

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2022 | Car Accidents

Any action that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off the task at hand can prove dangerous under any scenario. Even if this act lasts only a moment, the repercussions could prove dire, as a vehicle can travel several hundred feet in a matter of seconds, regardless of whether the driver is aware of what is taking place. While distracted driving continues to play a role in many Delaware car accidents, studies indicate that there might be a variety of reasons for which such negligence continues to be a common concern. 

The reasons

According to studies, one of the most common reasons drivers use their phones while driving pertains to the idea that they feel capable of multitasking. However, studies indicate that the human brain is not truly capable of multitasking while performing more than one task at a time. During such endeavors, one’s focus may constantly shift back and forth between objectives, regardless of how confident drivers are in their abilities. 

Studies also suggest that there may be many who feel that they cannot simply leave their phones alone while driving, or else they might risk the chance of missing out on something. In a technological era, many may also experience a need to be entertained constantly, and the thought of simply focusing on the task at hand while driving might seem too boring, even if the alternative could prove dangerous. Regardless of what causes a person to lose focus, the result of driver inattention could place the safety of everyone nearby at risk. 

Accidents involving distracted drivers

Car accidents involving distracted drivers can have devastating results and even those who choose to focus while driving may be at risk should they encounter others who do not take the same approach. When the actions of another driver cause a collision to occur, the victim could suffer serious or even life-altering injuries in the process. Following a similar experience, a person in Delaware could choose to speak with an attorney for advice in evaluating the situation and preparing to pursue the restitution entitled through a personal injury claim.