There are three types of distracted driving: manual, cognitive and visual. The most dangerous distraction is texting because it consists of all three types of distractions:
- manual – your hands are not on the steering wheel
- visual- you have taken your eyes off the road
- cognitive- your mind is not concentrating on driving
If something takes your attention from driving it is considered a distraction. This would include texting, talking on the phone, using a navigation system and eating while driving is just a few examples of distracted driving.
Anything that takes your attention away from driving can be a distraction. Sending a text message, talking on a cell phone, using a navigation system, and eating while driving is a few examples of distracted driving. Any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others.
On personal injury cases that involve distracted driving, we ask for the jury to award larger sum for damages to send a message that distracted driving will not be acceptable in Missouri to send a message that if you are driving while distracted and are responsible for an accident that you need to be ready to write a big check.
RS Law has the experience necessary to uncover distracted driving in the investigative phase of an injury accident and we use the legal system to hold the responsible party accountable. Call RS Law today for a free consultation.