Arizona drivers should be aware of distracted driving

According to safety advocates, distracted driving is becoming a major problem throughout Arizona and the rest of the country. In fact, a recent AAA poll shows that 88 percent of motorists consider distracted driving to be the most significant danger on the nation's roadways. This is a real threat because an ever-increasing number of drivers rely heavily on cell phones.

It is important for all drivers to understand the science behind distractions. When a driver is distracted, it typically involves a visual, manual or cognitive interference. Trying to text and drive is the worst distraction because it involves all three. If a driver tries to read or send a text, they could have their eyes off the road for five seconds. While that may not seem like much, it is like traveling the distance of a football field if the driver is traveling at 55 mph.

Distracted and fatigued driving can be an especially big issue for large truck drivers. Unfortunately, truckers often feel encouraged to work longer hours in order to make delivery times. Truck accidents occur daily across the country, but if fleet owners make a companywide endeavor to always put safety first, it may just improve highway safety issues in the U.S.

Motor vehicle collisions of any sort can be devastating for those involved. a crash may cause life-changing medical problems or even loss of life. Someone who is affected by a road accident may consider seeking help from a personal injury attorney. Sometimes, it takes a knowledgeable attorney to sort through law enforcement reports, work with insurance companies and potentially take a case to litigation.

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