Most people are well aware of the grave dangers involved in driving while intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs. Children have grown up with an onslaught of commercials meant to scare them out of ever stepping into a car drunk when they become teenagers or adults.
Most of these commercials were sponsored by various government entities or not for profit organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD. But while these advertising campaigns against drunk driving have helped to raise awareness concerning this deadly act, there is another type of driving that causes countless car accidents every day that goes largely unnoticed. This type of driving is distracted driving.
Distracted driving is when an individual operates a vehicle while also attempting to do something unrelated. The most common type of distracted driving involves cell phone usage. Drivers chatting or texting well driving has, however, become a topic of debate and laws have been instituted to address this problem in many states. But distracted driving is a problem that goes far beyond cell phone usage.
Distracted driving includes driving while performing the following and more:
- Fiddling with the radio, CDs, or MP3 player
- Eating, drinking, or smoking
- Trying to find lost items on the floor or between the seats
- Putting on makeup
- Breaking up fights between children
If you have been in a car accident which involved a distracted driver, contact the Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for the legal representation you need.