Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. This can be caused by more than just texting or talking on the phone while driving. Any task that takes your attention off of the road is considered distracted driving. This includes eating, adjusting the dials on the radio, or various other actions.
Veering to the sides of the lane may be caused by distracted driving. This is also a sign of drunk driving. Regardless of the cause, you should keep your distance from cars that consistently veer on the road. If possible, you may want to obtain the license plate number and inform the police. This can help get dangerous drivers off of the road.
Erratic braking is a sign that the driver isn’t paying attention to the road. If they aren’t paying attention, they will likely need to stop with little notice. Additionally, fluctuating speeds that don’t correlate with surrounding traffic may also indicate distracted driving.
A driver whose eyes aren’t fixed on the road is certainly distracted. Drivers often place their phones in their laps to avoid taking their hands off of the wheel. Inclined heads or wearing Bluetooth devices often indicate that a driver is distracted.
Taking Too Long at Red Lights
If a car waits too long to go after a red light turns green, they certainly aren’t paying attention. They will likely continue to text or pay attention to their phone as they begin to drive.
Knowing the signs of distracted driving can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Avoid distracted drivers as much as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident, you should seek legal counsel. To obtain the best legal representation possible, contact us at LeBaron & Jensen today!