You’re on your way to work but you ran out of time to put on your mascara. You tell yourself, No problem, I’ll put it on in the car. This action could lead to a serious Virginia car accident.
According to a recent study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80 percent of car accidents are caused by distracted driving. Most people don’t stop to think about how often they are distracted behind the wheel.
Some of the top distractions include:
- Talking on the phone
- Grooming or applying makeup
- Changing the radio station
- Interacting with fellow passengers
- Reading something behind the wheel like a map or GPS
- Watching the person in a costume on the corner advertising something
- Daydreaming about your future plans for the evening
Many of us don’t really think about our countless actions behind the wheel because they have become habit. The average driver, however, is faced with approximately 200 driving decisions per mile. This makes it very easy to slip up and cause an accident.
If this happens to you while out on the road, don’t panic: there are people here to help you.
Suffering a Warrenton auto accident can be very costly and time consuming. If you have been the victim of an accident caused by distracted driving you may be eligible for compensation. Contact a Virginia car accident attorney at Dulaney, Lauer and Thomas today to learn about what compensation may be awarded to you.