People know that being able to focus in on just one task at a time can produce better results for that one task. This is no different when people are driving. People are often distracted and try doing other things besides just driving the vehicle. This is dangerous and can lead to car accidents.
There are many distractions for drivers. People may look at billboards, crashes on the side of the road and other things outside of the car. There are also distractions within the car. People may look in the mirror to check their appearance, reach for an object that fell and attend to passengers in the car. People may also do tasks while driving such as eating or drinking, adjusting music, checking or setting navigation and using other technology within the car. Finally, the distraction that receives most of the attention, people may text, check websites, use apps and even just talk on their phone while they drive.
These distractions are so dangerous because they cause people to take their eyes off the road, take their hands off the wheel and force them to concentrate on other things besides driving. There are many things that can happen suddenly on the roads and it is important that people are concentrating so they can react to these changes and other drivers on the roads. Distracted driving can cause many car accidents and these accidents can lead to serious injuries for those involved in the accident.
It is important that the drivers are paying attention to what they are doing. This does not always happen though and car crashes occur. People suffer injuries as a result of these accidents that can change one's life. These victims may be entitled to compensation.
Source: exchange.aaa.com, "The Risks of Distracted Driving" accessed on Oct. 24, 2017