Sunday, November 12, 2017

Distracted Driving for Modern Motorists

Distraction And Today's Modern Drivers

"Distracted" is a word that is being used more and more often to refer to a type of modern driver that is causing accidents on the road. These accidents wouldn't have occurred 20 years ago because the things that are distracting modern drivers weren't available to them on the road back then. That's not
to say that other forms of distraction didn't cause plenty of accidents, but the number of things that distract drivers are beginning to outnumber the things that keep them focused on the road. It's something we need to continue to be vigilant about in order to protect ourselves and those around us.

Naturally, a drunk driver is distracted because they are intoxicated. That's a different problem altogether. This new breed of driver is distracted by the new kinds of technology that are springing up in modern automobiles. Uconnect and ApplePlay are two types of devices in the car today that put a connected visual device right in front of drivers and tempt them to take their eyes off the road. It's not just switching radio stations anymore. It's actual visual cues in the middle of the car that seem to be causing more accidents than perhaps the manufacturers believed these devices would cause.

Even when the devices are voice activated and can be used hands-off, it's possible for drivers to get so wrapped up in finding a new song, taking a new picture, or finding the right map that they forget they're supposed to be looking at the road. Scientists have worried about these types of things since the devices were installed in cars and the statistics have rapidly piled up in the past few years as some drivers have literally become so distracted that they've gravely injured themselves or others on the road.

This is no surprise to a good Oregon auto accident attorney. They've personally seen the devastation that distraction can cause on the road. It's their job to make sense of the accident itself, gather witnesses who can testify about the cause of the accident, and then seek justice for the people who were injured because of distracted driving. Thankfully, there are ways to help pick up the pieces when these accidents occur.

As more "connected" devices are installed in cars, the more things there are that will tempt the drivers of tomorrow. Please be careful while you drive. There is no substitute for your full attention to your driving.There is no substitute for staying alive and well and protecting those around you on the road.

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