Driving in a motor vehicle is likely in our daily lives. Whether it is you driving the vehicle or you are riding as a passenger, individuals in Georgia and elsewhere take to the road on a daily basis. This isn’t supposed to be a scary commute though, as it is a way for individuals to enjoy the open road, listen to music and even have time to him or herself. Unfortunately, some drivers take on too much while they are driving. Multi-tasking while driving is dangerous, as being distracted while operating a motor vehicle is considered riskier than drinking and driving.
According to current data and studies, distracted driving is not getting any better. Despite the fact that vehicles are becoming safer, driving has becoming more and more demanding. What does that mean? It means that vehicles are equipped with more gadgets and gizmos that require the attention of motorists.
While it is difficult to ascertain whether or not distracted driving is the culprit for the increase in automobile collisions over the year, a study did look at the influence certain vehicles have over the amount of distracted driving it could cause. One aspect looked at was infotainment systems. When compared to the manufacturer’s built in system, it was found that Android Auto and Apple Carplay were safer options, as they allowed drivers to pay attention to driving while using them.
The issue with the built in systems is that it requires attention from the driver. This means that they must do something in order to answer phone calls, send text messages, adjust the audio and even enter in info for navigation. This takes a driver’s eyes off of the road, hands off of the wheel and even takes his or her mind off the act of driving.
Distracted driving is a growing concern on the roads and could be the cause of a serious car accident. Thus, when a collision occurs, it is important that victims consider distracted driving as a possible cause. When a negligent driver is at fault, it is possible to hold them accountable and collect compensation by filing a personal injury action.