Survey shows frequency and causes of distracted driving
Netradyne is a firm that specializes in artificial intelligence. It conducted a survey about road safety and found that drivers are concerned about distractions. Cell phone use is perceived as the main reason for distraction, but the survey indicated there were other causes.
Details of the distracted driving survey
In the survey, 1,248 drivers took part. They were 18 and older, had a standard license and drove a minimum of once a week. Drinking liquids was the most common distraction. Using social media was the riskiest. Twenty percent of the drivers were cited and fined or accrued points for distracted driving. Out of every seven people, one was injured or had total vehicle loss because of it. Eighty-two percent expressed fear over distracted driving. Ninety-one percent said they drove safely. Half stated they felt they could improve. Fewer than 50% said they thought commercial operators drove safely. Around 20% called them unsafe.
Steps to take after a crash
Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident will likely face medical costs, lost wages and the need to overcome obstacles that arise due to the unexpected. A key aspect of financial recovery for what was lost is to understand how the accident happened and to gather evidence. Consulting with legal experts experienced in motor vehicle accidents can be beneficial to pursuing a claim whether it was due to distracted driving or any other reason.