Distracted driving has become a large enough problem that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) has issued new guidelines that offer recommended criteria for the kinds of electronic devices that can be used while driving a vehicle and how many should be included in the average vehicle. According to the NTHSA, in 2009, more than 5,000 people were killed in accidents involving distracted driving and another 448,000 were injured.
As we become more and more hooked on technology, it is harder to put down when we need to focus on something else, like the road ahead of us and the other cars around us. What's more, automobile manufacturers and trucking companies are installing more technology in vehicles with every new model, making it even easier to pay attention to something besides driving.
Moultrie Attorneys for Negligent Driving
Texting while driving is banned in Georgia, as is any cellphone use for novice drivers and bus drivers. Other things that are considered distracted driving are:
- Using a navigation system
- Reading a map
- Eating or drinking
- Personal grooming
- Talking to passengers
- Adjusting a radio, CD or MP3 player
Valdosta Distracted Driving Attorneys
If you've been in an accident that involved a distracted driver, you need a lawyer who knows how to investigate an accident case properly, getting all of the details to show how the other driver's negligence caused the accident. We will fight to prove to the insurance company or the jury that you deserve just restitution to pay for your injuries and time lost from work.