A lot of the distractions drivers face are things they bring with them. Drivers can get distracted by their phone or by a child talking to them from the back seat. These distractions are contained within the vehicle, and drivers have different ways to deal with them.
But it is important to note that there are also many distractions outside of your car. These distractions can also cause accidents. A few examples include the following.
Some billboards use flashing lights or text to try to get your attention. While it makes sense that they want to draw your attention to the sign in order to get you to buy something, it is also calling on you to take your eyes off of the road. Digital billboards have been shown to be especially problematic since they hold a driver’s attention longer.
Sometimes car accidents can cause other drivers to divert their attention from the road. Drivers may want to look at the vehicles and people involved in the collision as well as the first responders. Drivers may try to figure out how the wreck happened or if anyone was injured. This type of rubbernecking often just leads to secondary accidents.
You do not usually think of street signs as a distraction because you need to read them to drive properly. But any time that you spend looking for a certain road or reading other types of street signs is still time that you’re not necessarily devoting all of your attention to driving itself.
Since distractions are so common, they are always going to cause accidents. If you get injured in an accident caused by another driver, you need to know how to seek financial compensation. Contact the experienced team at Sutten Law Group, LLC, (505) 990-RICK (7425), for a free consultation.