Keep Your Hands, Eyes, and Mind on the Road - Not Your Text

Keep Your Hands, Eyes, and Mind on the Road – Not Your Text

The State of Georgia, along with many other states, has put a law in place against texting while driving. This law has been enforced for many reasons, one of which is the increase in traffic accidents throughout Georgia. Considered distracted driving, texting while driving has been known to divert individuals from the task at hand.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as any task that takes a motorist's hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, or mind off of driving. These distractions are not just limited to texting while driving. Other "distracted driving" diversions include:

  • Emailing

  • Browsing the Internet

  • Instant messaging

  • Talking on handheld cell phones

  • Changing the music via iPod or radio stations

  • Operating the navigation system

  • Talking to passengers in the car

  • Putting on makeup or grooming

  • Eating and drinking

  • Reading a map

If drivers engage in any one of these tasks from behind the wheel, they can cause Atlanta car accidents. Any distraction that causes a driver to visually, manually, and cognitively be distracted can produce serious injuries. This is why texting while driving is considered to be the worst form of distracted driving, as a driver engages in all three of the above-mentioned distractions. Texting causes a driver's hands to come off the steering wheel, eyes to come off the road, and mind to engage in something else besides driving.

Although the State of Georgia has banned texting while driving, some drivers are still participating in this activity from behind the wheel. Be on the lookout for drivers who are texting on their cell phones, and stay clear of their vehicles.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a Georgia car crash caused by a distracted driver, then you may be entitled to financial compensation. Find out if you have a legal case by contacting an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney today at the Kalka & Baer Firm. Also, visit our website to request your free copy of Tony Kalka's book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash.

Categories: Auto Accidents