January 19, 2009 by admin
Please avoid the distraction of using high-tech devices while driving. Text-messaging, sending emails, checking global positioning, tuning satellite radios, scrolling MP3 players, and taking camera phone pictures may all contribute to reduced attention to road conditions and lead to accidents.
FACT: A text-messaging driver looks away from the road up to 14 times every 30 seconds.
Instead, follow these safety suggestions:
- Concentrate on driving.
- If you must talk and drive, use hands-free devices.
- Pull to the roadside when using complicated electronic devices.
- Take calls on voice mail.
- Avoid emotional or stressful phone conversations while driving.
If you are in an accident and suspect the other driver was distracted, obtain legal help. An accident-specialist attorney can investigate other drivers’ vehicles for evidence of electronic-device use, phone and email records, and other sources to show a driver lost focus while driving.