Every day, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. There are 3 distinctive types of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive. Visual distraction is taking your eyes off the road, manual distraction occurs when taking your hands off the wheel, and cognitive distraction is when you take your mind off of driving.
Using a cell phone, texting, and eating are all distracted driving activities. A recent lawsuit involving Snapchat alleges that the speed filter on the app encourages reckless driving.
In the fall of 2015, a teen driver was attempting to get over 100 mph on Snapchat’s speed filter, failing to notice a car pulling onto the highway she was speeding on.
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Focusing on the road and drivers around you is an incredibly important part of driving. When you are distracted, you significantly increase your chances of being in or causing an accident. It is best to avoid all distractions when you get behind the wheel. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Your Hometown Body Shop! You can find our contact information here.