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How can a multitasking driver leave you at risk for a crash?

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2023 | blog, car accidents |

Sharing the road with a variety of people can often feel like you must anticipate almost anything. Part of this worry may come from multitasking drivers who could crash into your car’s bumper or side.

Learning about the ways that this incident happens can give you a better understanding of what to do after facing a serious injury.

Ignoring traffic signals

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distractions can come from anywhere inside or outside the vehicle, such as cell phones, make-up and billboards. A driver who is trying to multitask often takes their eyes off the road and surrounding cars to look at another item or person.

When they look away, they could miss traffic signals and stop lights. Driving into an intersection at the wrong time or not stopping in time are both dangerous sources of accidents.

Failing to adjust their speed

Sharing the road with other drivers means that everyone must watch for the speed limit and take notice of how fast they are going. When a distracted driver does not slow down or speed up correctly, other people on the road may not be able to anticipate what they will do next.

This worry can leave you in danger, since an erratic driver may crash into you or harm you in some way.

Dismissing potential problems

If a driver is multitasking, they may make split-second decisions that put you in danger, such as swerving when they notice an obstacle too late to react properly. Being less concerned with their surroundings can leave you at risk.

Staying safe on the road after a crash includes learning more about how multitasking drivers can harm you.

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