Driving with tunnel vision

Published By | Sep 29, 2018 | Distracted Driving, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death |

On the road, there are all sorts of reasons why drivers can pose a serious threat to their own safety and the safety of everyone else. Alcohol intoxication, sleepiness and the use of a phone are just some of the ways in which drivers exhibit careless and reckless behavior. However, some people may have an increased chance of causing an accident due to vision issues, such as those who have tunnel vision. Tunnel vision can be especially dangerous because it involves the loss of peripheral vision, which can be vital when it comes to avoiding an accident and being aware of hazards on the road.

From glaucoma to cataracts and drug use, there are many reasons why a driver may suffer from tunnel vision. Moreover, someone may have temporary tunnel vision, which can be especially dangerous since they may not have been expecting these visual challenges and may have even more difficulty driving. Either way, anyone who is experiencing visual disturbances that could affect their driving abilities should stay off the road.

Sadly, some drivers continue to drive even though they cannot see properly, whether they simply do not care, or they have an important appointment to get to and will drive regardless of their condition. Drivers who have tunnel vision or other problems related to their vision may be more likely to collide with another vehicle or cause a single-car crash. If you are struggling to recover from an accident caused by someone else, it may be smart to consider legal action.