Distracted driving is about more than just texting

When we hear the phrase “distracted driving,” we often think of texting. This is with good reason, as texting is a particularly invasive distraction that involves three distinct components. There is the manual aspect, which involves taking a hand off the wheel, the visual component in which the driver takes his or her eyes off the road, and the cognitive element wherein the driver is too busy focusing his or her mental energy on the text conversation to pay much attention to the road ahead.

Distracted driving is much more than just texting, though. Almost anything can be a distraction when done behind the wheel.

This includes:

Distracted drivers cause thousands upon thousands of accidents each year. Consider contacting a personal injury attorney if an inattentive driver’s actions resulted in your injuries.