Just days before the new call phone law goes into effect there have been a string of distracted driver accidents. This one involves a 17 year-old from Rochester. It doesn’t say if he was using a cell phone, but it does say that he took his eyes off the road causing him to strike a car. The lady in the second car was taken to the hospital complaining of back and neck pain. These types of personal injuries are common in a rear-ending type accident such as this.
Distracted driving is more than just talking on your cell phone or texting while driving. Anything that pulls your attention away from the road can be seen as distracted driving. If you’re trying to corral your kids in the backseat you’re being distracted from the road. Maybe you’re trying to choose a different song on your iPod and you take your attention from the road for just a second, that too is distracted driving.
As a Seattle car accident attorney I’ve seen many different causes of accidents from distracted drivers. From putting on make-up, to reading a book, to trying to eat fast food. All of these actions can be dangerous and should not be done while operating a motor vehicle.