Texting While Driving

One of the most dangerous distractions is texting behind the wheel. Carrying on a text conversation requires the driver’s attention and for him or her to use his or her hands to operate the phone and his or her eyes to read and write messages. Texting behind the wheel encompasses all three of the major types of distractions.

While many Americans rely on text messaging daily for professional and personal reasons, it’s vital to refrain from texting while driving, even if you intend to only send a short message or read a recently received message. If you experience concern about an emergency, pull over or park safely before using your cell phone. A good best practice is to put your cell phone in “Do Not Disturb” mode while driving, if possible. This will prevent the ringer or vibration from triggering when you receive a message and you can simply check your phone safely once you reach your destination.

You can avoid distracted driving accidents by refraining from cell phone use and other distracting activities behind the wheel. Many states also have specific laws in place concerning distracted driving and specifically texting while driving, so avoiding the practice can help prevent legal penalties like fines or points on your driver’s license. While you cannot control other driver’s actions, you can still make a positive impact and prevent future distracted driving accidents by paying close attention to your vehicle and the road ahead while behind the wheel.

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Ryan Fowler
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury clients.