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Distracted Driving Epidemic is increasing cause for concern for Brad Pistotnik Law Accident Attorney and Personal Injury Lawyers

The Distracted Driving Epidemic is increasing cause for concern for Brad Pistotnik Law Accident Attorney and Personal Injury Lawyers

The Accident Attorneys in Kansas are seeing an increase in distracted driving due to the increasing use of cell phones while driving. With all the new technology the chances of you getting into a car accident caused by someone elses careless driving is high. This may be due to the use of cell phones while a persona in actually operating a vehicle.

Texting while driving raises a driver’s crash risk by 23 times!!!!!!!!!!!!

Careless driving is distracted driving and distracted driving is TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!

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What is Distracted Driving?

In general, distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention away from activities critical for safe driving. Driving distractions can be categorized into three main areas: visual, manual, and cognitive. Visual distractions are objects that take the driver’s visual attention away from the road and driving environment. Manual distractions are objects that take a driver’s hands off the wheel. Cognitive distraction involves a driver using their brain to process information not related to the driving task. Many distractions require visual, manual, and cognitive resources all at the same time, which is the riskiest type of distraction.

The effects of distracted driving on driver performance include the following:

  • Increased time that eyes are off road
  • Increased reaction time to hazards
  • Increased braking reaction time
  • Greater speed variability and slower mean speed
  • Increased lane deviations and lane departures
  • Closer car following
  • All distractions increase crash risk!

    STATISTICS ARE ALARMING!!!

    In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 3,154 people killed and 424,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers (NHTSA, 2015). Ten percent of fatal crashes, 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013 were reported as distraction-affected crashes (NHTSA, 2015).

    Distracted driving is a dangerous problem that is likely to increase as the use of in-vehicle technology and personal electronic devices while driving increases.

    While the crash risk and odds ratios may differ from study to study, it is overwhelmingly clear that distracted driving of any type is risky. Distractions that require a combination of visual, manual, and cognitive resources are the most risky.

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    References

    http://www.robsonforensic.com/articles/distracted-driving-expert-witness?utm_campaign=Human+Factors&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=24079709&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_8Aa4hoZ7Eu1lz5pxwzpQMLh_gRFwVMXHnRBIsfN4N40W76JdRLLp4uwqPX18MG1ezZ2b5F_Mv8qHGRf7zGDQdKI3ePY1iENyd4_uKVryEb9YAIxo&_hsmi=24079709

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