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Recent study highlights the dangers of distracted driving

On Behalf of | May 21, 2021 | Injuries |

There are a variety of components that influence a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. One of the most pressing concerns could pertain to the possible presence of inattention, as reports indicate that distracted driving continues to play a role in many car accidents in Georgia. A recent study provides a variety of facts and statistics that work to highlight the dangers of distracted driving and the role such negligence plays in serious or fatal collisions.

The study

Reports from a recent study indicate that distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of collisions and that nearly 1,000 people suffer harm under similar circumstances every day. The study also suggest that distraction-related incident numbers are constantly on the rise, as the numbers and types of distractions increases each year. One issue highlighted in the report pertains to studies on one’s ability to multitask while driving, as research shows that the human brain is simply incapable of carrying out more than one task at a time without experiencing a divide of attention.

The study asserts that attempting to multitask can create a variety of driving hazards, such as reducing one’s reaction times. Such endeavors could also affect concentration and leave a person dwelling on a second task for extended periods before snapping back into focus. The study states that some of the most common types of distractions could involve cellphone usage and attempting to eat or drink while driving.

After a crash

Car accidents involving distracted drivers run the unfortunate risk of leaving others involved with severe or even permanent injuries. Individuals in Georgia who suffer serious harm due to such negligence may wish to exercise their rights to seek accountability in civil court, and they could choose to retain the services of an attorney for assistance in the process. Such guidance could help a person understand what to expect from the process and how to prepare to seek the restitution entitled through a personal injury claim.


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