April 21, 2023
The Different Types Of Distracted Driving And How They Can Impact You

If you stand at most any intersection in the Sacramento region for more than five minutes you will witness many different forms of distracted driving. You will see people using smartphones to text, look at Facebook, make calls and even play on the web. You will also see people eating, putting on makeup, shaving, wrestling with children and people deeply engaged in conversation. While many of these tasks and events may seem harmless there is a reason the first distracted driving laws were written in the early 1970’s, long before the cellphone was invented.

Take a second and think about what your specific distractions are while you’re driving. Are you engaged in your own Karaoke contest complete with air guitar, playing with your radio and maybe even the quick text to alert someone that you are getting close. Even what appears to be a harmless conversation with a friend could serve to distract you from your responsibilities behind the wheel. Almost 1,000 people are injured or even killed every day as a result of distracted driving according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Manual distractions include anything that causes you to take one or both hands off of the wheel. This includes using your phone, tuning the stereo, applying make-up, shaving or eating or drinking anything.

Cognitive distractions include daydreaming, deep conversations, or thinking about what you need to do at home or at work. Even your cell phone ringing or a text alert can cause a cognitive distraction.

Visual distractions include billboards, looking at your phone when it’s laying on the seat, trying to pick up something that fell on to the floor. Anything that causes you to be distracted for longer than 2 seconds will double your chance of being involved in a car crash according to the CDC. The safe reality is it can wait!

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others.  At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people.. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!







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