Debra L. Broz

Proven Local Lawyers
Helping You Recover

Different ways smartphones distract drivers

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2018 | car accidents

Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous, and many people know that talking on a phone or trying to send a text message can be very risky while driving. However, with so many technological advancements in recent years, it is crucial to realize some of the other reasons why using a smartphone while driving is such a bad idea. Sadly, a lot of lives have been lost due to this behavior and the victims of these wrecks deserve a voice.

With the increasing popularity of social media and new ways to interact with friends and family members through devices, there are a variety of ways in which drivers can become distracted by their phones. For example, someone may watch a live stream on one of their devices, which could take their eyes and their hands off the road. Or, someone may use their phone to record themselves in real time while they are operating a vehicle, whether they are broadcasting a live stream or chatting with their friends. Music, tv shows and many other forms of entertainment can distract drivers as well.

If you are on the road and find yourself tempted to use your phone, remember how dangerous distracted driving is and avoid any activity that could interfere with your attention, regardless of how harmless it may seem. Sadly, some drivers do not follow this advice and end up causing an accident which leads to an injury or death. Auto accident victims who are having difficulty recovering deserve justice and need to be aware of their legal options.