Putting on makeup, drinking coffee, changing shoes, going online—these are just some of the seemingly mundane things that many Americans are doing behind the wheel. But did you know that any form of distraction that takes your focus away from the road or the controls even in just a matter of seconds can lead to more injuries and fatalities than driving under the influence? If you or someone you know is suffering from an injury after a car accident in New York due to distracted driving, find a Bronx, NY personal injury lawyer who can help you get compensated.
Distracted driving habit is particularly high among teens who combine the toxic combo of less driving experience and higher tolerance for danger. A PopSugar.com article published a study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzing 1700 videos of teen crashes that showed that a large percentage of vehicular accidents were due to distractions that were caused by the driver or the passengers, and due to activities.