Leading Driver Distractions
While much is made about the dangers of driving while intoxicated or drowsy, the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents is frequently overlooked. A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that over 80% of all accidents and near-accidents involve driver distraction as a significant contributing factor, making distracted driving by far the leading cause of accidents in the United States.
The prevalence of this problem makes it easy to overlook, as driver distraction can stem from any number of things. It is important for individuals to always pay attention while operating a motor vehicle, because failure to do so may result in a serious injury accident. For more information about distracted driving accidents and your rights as an injured party, contact a Green Bay car accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.
Top 5 Distractions
The NHTSA study referenced above includes a vast array of potential distractions which can pull a driver’s attention away from the road, but the following list of five common distractions accounts for the majority of accidents:
- Using a cell phone
- Reaching for moving objects within the vehicle
- Looking at an event or object outside the vehicles line of travel
- Applying makeup
While you can help reduce your own risk of injury while avoiding all of these situations, the negligence of other drivers can still put you at risk of accident and injury.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident resulting from the negligent actions of another party, it is likely that a skilled Green Bay car accident attorney can help you recover compensation for your ensuing medical expenses and other damages. Call Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.