Learn Ways to Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents in San Diego
Car accidents are common occurrences, especially in big metropolitan areas like San Diego. Unfortunately, many of the car crashes in San Diego result in victims sustaining substantial physical, emotional, and financial damages. Even the most diligent drivers are at risk of becoming a victim of an accident.
Distracted drivers are one of the most common causes for auto accidents in California. Because they result from a driver not paying attention, there is little time for that driver to react by braking or slowing, resulting in serious damage.
It is important for drivers to know how to prevent being the cause of a distracted driver accident. Three ways for prevention are:
- Don’t text and drive – The use of a handheld device to text or email is illegal in the state of California. Studies have shown that texting while driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. If a driver feels it is urgent to respond to a text or email while driving, they should first pull safely off the road before responding.
- Don’t be a rubbernecker – Most people are inquisitive. This is apparent as drivers gawk at accidents, breakdowns, or construction on the side of the road. Even though rubbernecking may be tempting, it can take attention from the road and cause an accident.
- Keep passengers under control – Many parents with kids or teens often have rowdy car rides. These passengers can cause big distractions to the driver. It is important that every passenger in the vehicle understands the importance of remaining under control for the duration of the trip. Before hitting the road the driver should have a talk with the passengers to enforce this important safety issue.
If you have been injured due to a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced San Diego car accident attorney Keith J. Stone to discuss your legal options. Call 888-59-HELP-NOW to schedule a free case evaluation.
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