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How distractions lead to car accidents

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2018 | Automobile Accidents |

When you get in your car in Kew Gardens, the last thing on your mind is a car accident. You may feel that owning a newer vehicle and having safe driving behaviors are all you need to avoid car accidents. However, some drivers focus so much on themselves and getting to where they are going that they have little to no considerations for safety. Their driving behaviors border upon reckless. They text, talk, surf the internet, use their cellphones and engage in other distractions while they drive, making the roads highly unsafe for everyone.

If you have an outgoing personality, there is a good chance that you do some of those things too. It is not necessary for you to end up in a serious car accident or to suffer an injury in one to be a risky driver. Take some time to review the following information about distractions and car accidents.

Reduces ability to spot and respond to hazards

You cannot see or recognize dangerous travel conditions, traffic issues and erratic drivers if you are looking away from the road. Traffic conditions change quickly. The few seconds you use to read a text on a cellphone is enough time for you to crash into the back of someone’s car. It is sufficient time for you have a near miss that causes someone else to collide with the back of your vehicle.

You need your full faculties when driving. Many situations where car accidents occur happen unexpectedly. If you are not attentive to the roads, you are not ready for the unexpected. Many vehicle collisions are preventable by following the traffic signs, signals, and paying attention to traffic and road conditions.

It is important for you to avoid distractions when you drive. It only takes a second for travel conditions to change and for you to suffer pain and other life-changing consequences of your actions. Your actions do not just affect you. They also affect everyone else who is on the roads.