Every year, thousands of people are impacted by distracted drivers. It's well-known that either reading or sending a text can take up to five seconds, which means that a driver won't be looking at the road at all during that time. Spilling drinks, dropping hot food, getting into an argument with other passengers and other issues can also result in serious consequences.
A head-on collision is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. These incidents often result in severe injuries to those involved, and it is not uncommon for the victims to have been hit by a drunk or distracted driver. Unfortunately, such a serious accident recently took place in Colorado, and distraction is being considered a factor.
When driving, one of the things you hate seeing is a driver who is weaving in and out of traffic. You know that they're not safe and that their actions could lead to a crash.
You love music. Unfortunately, in the car, the radio can be distracting, and that means that you could be putting yourself at risk of an accident if you choose to drive while using it.
Texting while driving is a serious issue in Colorado. Even with bans in place, many people may try to risk it by sneaking a quick peek at the phone and trying to type up a quick message on the highway. In 2014, Business Insider reported on a survey that found 98% of drivers with cellphones were aware that texting while driving was dangerous. Yet, three-quarters of them continued to engage in this behavior anyway.
Distracted driving has become a hot topic as of late both in Broomfield and throughout the rest of the U.S. Yet a bulk of the effort directed at raising awareness of it has been dedicated to stopping people from texting while driving. While those who use their phones while driving certainly can pose a risk to you and others on the road, texting is not the only distracting activity drivers engage. Even something as seemingly simple as eating behind the wheel can increase the chances of one causing an accident. Many of those who come to us here at Ciancio Ciancio Brown PC are shocked to learn just how prevalent this actually is.
Regardless of the time of the year, you take a risk every time you get behind the wheel. Even if you're a good driver, things can happen around you that lead to an accident.
When driving your car on the interstate around the Denver area, you'll typically find yourself surrounded by large commercial trucks.
It's no secret that Denver has some of the worst traffic in the country. Not on the levels of New York or Los Angeles, but it can get particularly unbearable on certain days. Now that it's getting warmer in the state and more people are going outside to enjoy the weather, you can expect the roads to get very congested in the next couple of months.
Distracted driving is becoming a bigger problem seemingly every day. Most people think of drivers who are on their phones when they think of distracted drivers, but there are plenty of other things that can distract a person behind the wheel.