ARE DRIVERS DISTRACTED OR JUST TECHNOLOGY-ADDICTED?

ARE DRIVERS DISTRACTED OR JUST TECHNOLOGY-ADDICTED?

By: Ruben DavidoffJune 9, 2023
woman looking at phone while driving

Driving is an integral part of our daily routine, and with the increase in modern technology, it is becoming more challenging to stay focused on the road. The issue of distracted driving has become a major concern, with many people blaming technology addiction for the rise in accidents. But are drivers really distracted by their devices, or are they just engaging in bad habits?

The Effects Of Technology Addiction On Driving

Technology addiction is a real problem that affects people's behavior both on and off the road. Smartphones, tablets, and other devices have become a constant source of distraction, and many people find it difficult to resist the urge to check them while driving. This addiction can have serious consequences, as it can lead to dangerous behavior such as texting, browsing the internet, or taking photos while driving.

The Rise Of Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is a growing problem that leads to thousands of deaths and injuries every year. In 2019 alone, distracted driving caused 3,142 fatalities, and more than 400,000 injuries. These numbers highlight the need to address the issue of distracted driving seriously.

The Role Of Bad Habits

While technology addiction is undoubtedly a contributing factor to distracted driving, bad habits also play a crucial role. Many people engage in activities like eating, drinking, grooming, or adjusting their music while driving, which can divert their attention from the road. These habits can be just as dangerous as using a device while driving

Stay Safe and Contact Davidoff Law

At Davidoff Law, we are committed to helping victims of distracted driving accidents. Our experienced Queens car accident attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.

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