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Many of us are addicted to our phones and this addiction is killing thousands of people every year. When people get behind the wheel while using the phone, the results can be deadly. Distracted driving claims more than 3,000 lives every year. Distracted driving involves anything that takes your focus off the wheel, but texting is the biggest culprit, as it takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the steering wheel, and your mind off the task of driving.

Texting is the most serious distraction while driving. That’s because sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for at least five seconds. If you are driving 55 miles per hour, that’s the same as driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. This is very dangerous and can lead to a serious crash.

Many lives have been lost by people texting while behind the wheel. If you have been affected, contact the experienced Scranton texting while driving accident lawyers from Needle Law Firm. We can help you with your claim.

Who is Texting While Driving?

While any driver may be texting while behind the wheel, younger people are the biggest culprits. Those between the ages of 15 and 20 were more likely to be distracted than those over the age of 21. Among high school students, though, older students were more likely to be distracted than younger students.

Grades did not matter. Even A students were just as likely to text as F students. However, those who texted while behind the wheel were also likely to engage in other risky behaviors, such as drinking and driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

Types of Distractions

While texting and driving is the most serious issue on the roadway, anything that takes your focus away from driving can be a distraction. Distractions need to be limited, as they can endanger you, your passengers, and others on the road.

There are three main types of distraction:

  • These are distractions that take your eyes off the road.
  • These are distractions that take your hands off the wheel.
  • These are distractions that take your mind off driving.

Examples of Distracted Driving 

Distracted driving takes on many forms. Besides texting and other cellphone use while driving, some examples include:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Reading
  • Grooming
  • Rubbernecking
  • Adjusting the climate control
  • Setting the GPS
  • Changing the radio station
  • Talking to passengers
  • Dealing with kids and pets

Contact Needle Law Firm Today

Almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays, and these electronic devices have led to numerous distracted driving crashes. A person can suffer catastrophic injuries or death from these accidents.

It can be frustrating to get into a crash caused by a distracted driver. Seek legal help from the Scranton texting while driving accident lawyers at Needle Law Firm. We’ll help determine liability so you get compensation and justice. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the online form or call (570) 344-1266. 

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