A Guide to Types of Distracted Driving from a Nevada Car Accident Lawyer

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Distracted driving causes countless accidents every year in Nevada. Most of these wrecks could have been avoided if all drivers had been paying attention, and a Nevada car accident lawyer often has to get involved to determine liability. There are three main types of distractions for drivers, and if you can avoid all three you will keep yourself and your passengers safer on the road.

1.) Manual Distractions

A manual distraction is anything that takes your hands off the wheel. If you do not keep both hands on the wheel, you will not be able to react as quickly to any obstacles. Manual distractions can include any of the following:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Smoking
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Putting on makeup
  • Shaving
  • Lastly, looking for a dropped object

2.) Visual Distractions

Visual distractions take a driver’s eyes off the road. There is some overlap between visual and manual distractions in many cases. Common visual distractions include the following:

  • Viewing the map of a GPS
  • Looking around at scenery, other drivers, or billboards
  • Staring at accidents or other events on the roadside
  • Looking at your passengers

3.) Cognitive Distractions

Cognitive distractions are anything that take your mind off the task at hand. When you lose focus on driving, you are much more likely to make a mistake that can cause an accident. Cognitive distractions can be harder to notice, so be aware of the following things that can steal your attention away from driving:

  • Conversations with passengers or on the phone
  • Daydreaming
  • Engaging in road rage
  • Driving while overly emotional
  • Driving while exhausted or too tired
  • And driving under the influence

Cell Phones and Driving

Cell phones play a role in an overwhelming amount of accidents thanks to how prevalent they have become. Mobile phones are one of the distractions that fall into all three categories at once. Operating a cell phone can take your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road, and your mind off the task at hand. It is best to leave the cell phone alone any time you drive.

Winning Nevada Car Accident Lawyer

In a wreck, need a check? Contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys if you have been in an accident caused by a distracted driver. We bring experience, skill, and passion to your case. Best of all, we provide free consultations, so there is no fee unless we win your case. We are so confident in our ability to win that we can put our clients first every single time. We are the Nevada car accident lawyer you can trust, and do not get payment unless we win.

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