New Haven drivers are distracted for much longer than originally thought, according to a study released by AAA. Using hands-free technology can cause mental distractions for as long as 27 seconds afterwards. This development is concerning to New Haven motorists as it shows that even once-thought simple movements, like changing the radio station or adjusting the volume control, can leave the driver distracted for up to 15 seconds.
Voice-activated systems, like texting, phone calls, Google Now or Siri, leave the driver distracted. This study urges drivers to avoid this type of behavior even stopped at a light or stop sign as the distraction can overlap when the light changes.
A Connecticut lawmaker is holding a series of forums on distracted driving later this week to discuss how while we understand these behaviors are dangerous, action to stop them is is not as quick to catch on.
Distracted driving can lead to a significant New Haven auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accident, or bike accident. The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm urge you to focus solely on driving when operating a motor vehicle.