Distracted driving has always been a problem.
In recent years it has received much more attention because of the dangerous habit of texting and driving or cell phone use.
Many people are not even capable of walking and texting without getting run over, let alone driving and texting.
Distracted driving is negligent driving.
Especially driving and texting, your eyes are not on the road or other vehicles when texting.
It is extremely dangerous and in some cases even more dangerous than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you are found negligent in causing an accident from distracted driving in which someone is killed or injured, you can be help criminally responsible.
Distracted driving is anything that takes away from the driver’s attention such as putting on make up, cell phone use, texting, eating, etc.
Most drivers that are distracted do not obey traffic laws such as using their turn signal to change lanes or when turning.
They do not pay attention to speed, by driving too slow or fast and endanger drivers around them.
If you receive a moving violation ticket it will raise your auto insurance premium.
Many states and cities are banning cell phone and texting when driving.
If you are ticketed for this, it could raise your insurance as well.
If you are involved in an at-fault accident it will definitely raise the price you pay for your car insurance and could require you to purchase coverage through a company that specializes in high risk auto insurance.
Pay attention and put down the cell phone or anything else that distracts you from safe driving.
It only takes a minute to pull over safely to use your cell phone. Click here for more information.