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Is technology a leading cause in distracted driving?

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2019 | Uncategorized |

Whenever residents of New York hit the road, you undoubtedly spend some amount of time around other drivers. This means the chances of coming into contact with dangerous driving behaviors are relatively high, especially if you travel along highways or other busy roads. Today, the dangerous driving behavior we will discuss is distracted driving. 

Distracted driving is a large umbrella term that’s used for anything that takes your eyes off of the road, your hands off of the wheel, or your mind off of driving. Certain types of distracted driving may only involve one or two of these things. More dangerous types of distracted driving, such as texting while driving, can involve all three. This is part of what makes it so risky. 

It’s also important to note that some studies support the notion that technology is leading to an increase in distracted driving behaviors and thus crashes related to distraction. On-board technology like GPS navigation systems and entertainment systems can contribute to a driver’s distraction just as much as handheld devices like cellphones. It’s the latter that are typically blamed for most crashes related to distracted driving. Texting on a cellphone while driving is a particularly notorious culprit and it gets a lot of press attention. 

However, even though technology may play a hand in the increase of distracted driving related incidents, these aren’t the only possible sources of distraction. If you are interested in reading more about motor vehicle accidents, such as distracted driving behavior and the different factors that can contribute to it, take a look at our web page, linked here.