What are the Deadliest Distractions on the Road?

There is no doubt that distracted driving is dangerous. Those that are behind the wheel while talking on the phone, talking to passengers or engaging in behaviors that take their eyes off the road put everyone at risk – including themselves. Unfortunately, most drivers assume that texting or talking on the phone are the only forms of distracted driving. While these are the most common, there are several other dangerous (if not deadly) forms of distracted driving that all drivers should avoid.

The Most Dangerous Distractions

There are many other distractions that take a person’s eyes from the road. All it takes is a few seconds for a vehicle to veer out of their lane or even strike another vehicle or pedestrian.

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Will Smart Watches Increase the Number of Distracted Driving Accidents?

Smart watches, including those released by Samsung and Apple, are meant to make your life more convenient. You can receive text messages, answer phone calls, get reminders and even keep track of your health using a single device. These watches are not as bulky and awkward as cellphones, but offer you instant technology no matter where you go. While they are certainly helpful, there is one concern that has yet to be addressed about these devices: distracted driving.

Smart Watches and the Law

Unfortunately the law has not caught up with smart watches or the latest technology. Therefore, even states that make it illegal to text or talk while driving do not have laws applicable to the use of smart watches. Drivers can technically use these devices without any legal consequences for their actions. Even more unfortunately, there are no laws currently in the works to address the use of smart watches, which means it may be several years before lawmakers finally realize just how risky the use of these devices can be.

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Kansas City Distracted Driving Lawyer Helping To Address America’s Top Driving Safety Priorities

Douglas R. Horn, a Kansas City lawyer concentrating in motor vehicle accident law and crash litigation, will be in Nashville next week attending the Governor’s Highway Safety Association annual meeting. The conference brings together the nations traffic safety leaders in an effort to reduce traffic…

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Smart Steering Wheel Invented By Teen

Tristan "T.J." Evarts is 19 years of age and credited with inventing the first smart steering wheel that focuses on undistracted driving by encouraging safe hand position. With more distractions than ever while driving, drivers' hands are not remaining on the steering wheel, where they…

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The Perils of Distracted Driving

At any given moment in the U.S, around 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. Even more people are doing things like eating or drinking, navigating their GPS systems, or flipping through radio stations. This is a deeply troubling statistic…

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Consequences of Distracted Driving

During any hour or daylight, there are over 660,000 people using their cellphones while driving in America. The distracted driving epidemic has become a common practice and is not yet regarded with the same negative stigma as drunk driving. In reality, the consequences of drunk…

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Distracted Driving Statistics

Distracted driving is a growing problem with United States drivers of all ages. The number of distracted driver deaths in the United States stands at over 3,000 people per year. This number is sometimes even more, as 2007 saw 5,988 distracted driving deaths. However, the…

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