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Distracted Driving Involves Much More than Smartphone Use

Distracted Driving Lawyers in MissouriSince the advent of smartphones, safety advocates have been discussing how dangerous it is for people to use them while driving. In response, many states have passed legislation1 limiting the way individuals can use their phones behind the wheel. There are efforts being made to install software that would disable certain functions, such as texting, while a phone is in a moving vehicle.

While it is certainly true that smartphones are a major source of distracted driving,2 it is important to remember that driver distractions have been around for a long time. Some examples of common driver distractions that have nothing to do with smartphones include the following:

Eating

Brushing teeth

Drinking

Reading

Adjusting the radio

Talking to passengers

Reading a map

 Looking for items in the car

 Attending to children

 Looking at scenery

 Daydreaming

 Grooming

 Applying makeup

 Interacting with other drivers

Drivers who are distracted are much more likely to do things like speed, swerve in and out of lanes, rear-end other vehicles, or miss traffic signals or stop lights. Fortunately for accident victims, distracted drivers who cause accidents are liable for the injuries and other losses they cause, including medical expenses, repair bills, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and lost income. People who have been involved in an accident with a distracted driver should speak to an attorney as soon as they can.

Call a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case

Distracted drivers put us all at risk and they should be held accountable when they cause accidents. At Page Law, we fight hard to help accident victims hold distracted drivers accountable for the damage they cause. For a free consultation with a St. Louis car accident attorney, call Page Law today at 314 -322-8515 or contact us online.

1 http://www.ghsa.org/state-laws/issues/Distracted-Driving

2 https://www.distraction.gov/

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