5 Things That ARE Distracted Driving But Are NOT Using Your Cell Phone

December 11, 2020
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We hear about distracted driving in the news all the time and how it leads to New Haven auto accidents.  Each year thousands of people die in accidents that are the result of distracted driving, but did you know that it’s not only considered distracted driving when you’re using your cell phone?  In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identified distracted driving as any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from driving.

While utilizing a cell phone while driving is the most common and most referenced issue when it comes to distracted driving, it is not the only way you can be distracted while on the road.  Here are some other very common and less publicized ways you can have you attention taken away from the most important role you have as a driver and that is keeping yourself and your passengers safe.

Some of the things are unavoidable like stress or driving with a passenger in the car, but others can be avoided and will go a long way to keep you safe and avoiding a New Haven auto accident.

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, you may need an attorney to review your case.  Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will review your case.