The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving.”
Texting is one of the most dangerous types of distracted driving, and one we see with alarming frequency these days. In Florida and many other states, texting while driving is illegal and considered a punishable offense. There are many other forms of distracting driving as well, such as, eating, drinking, smoking, conversing with other passengers, and using today’s in-car “infotainment systems”.
Florida car accident attorney, Ted Babbitt, shared in an article for The Palm Beach Post that distracted driving is “any activity that diverts attention from driving.” More than 1,000 people are injured and 9 people are killed by distracted drivers in the U.S. each day.
Click here to read Ted’s full article about distracted driving accidents.
Always remember to put safety first when driving. If you are involved in a car accident and have reasonable belief that the other person was driving distracted call us at (561) 375-2841 to discuss your case with an experienced West Palm Beach car accident lawyer.