How many times are you cruising through Jonesboro and notice another driver talking on a smartphone device, eating a sandwich, putting on makeup, or performing some other task that’s unrelated to driving? This situation probably occurs quite often.
The unfortunate reality is that over 390,000 car accidents take place each year, which is caused by distracted drivers. Of this, close to 4,000 people suffer fatal injuries. If you are involved in a car accident that’s caused by a distracted driver, contact our Jonesboro Car Accident Chiropractors as soon as possible to schedule an examination.
Distracted Driving Defined
Distracted driving refers to any activity that prevents a driver from focusing exclusively on the road. This can include visual, tangible, and emotional distractions. Consider the following top three distractions that cause drivers to lose focus and collide with other vehicles. By avoiding these everyday distractions, you can potentially save your life, as well as those around you.
Using A Smartphone Device While Driving
Studies show that talking on a smartphone device while driving is equivalent to drinking and driving. And, although the State of Georgia allows you to speak on the phone when using Bluetooth technology, this is still a distraction that can prevent you from seeing other vehicles merging into your lane.
Driving While Eating
After a long day at work, it’s understandable to grab something to eat on your way home. However, studies offered by the Department of Transportation show that eating while driving significantly increases the risk of an accident. So, instead of trying to eat on-the-go, allow yourself to enjoy your meal before operating your vehicle.
Interacting with other passengers also creates additional risk for colliding with other vehicles. Turning your head to address someone or turning your body to face those in the back seat leaves you vulnerable to crashing into sudden debris or cars hitting their brakes.
If You Find Yourself In A Car Accident, Contact AICA Jonesboro
Although car accidents are a part of our culture, many are avoidable, especially those that are caused by distractions. If you are struck by a distracted driver, contact AICA Jonesboro right away to schedule a complete examination. Early detection and treatment give you the best chance to prevent permanent damage and experience a complete, healthy recovery. Just dial (404) 602-0387 to schedule an immediate examination or same-day appointment.