Multitasking behind the wheel is as bad as drunk driving in MarylandBowie grocery stores are full of "meals on the go" designed for the car. Phones are equipped with Internet and GPS. Easy-to-install car DVD players are available at any store that sells electronics.
It is easier than ever to do more in the car, but that does not mean it's right. Experts liken multitasking in the car - better known as distracted driving - to drunk driving.
Is that an exaggeration? Look at the similarities- Drunk driving impairs your concentration. So does multitasking. Drunk driving reduces your reaction time. So does multitasking.
Drunk driving is a leading cause of serious car accidents in Maryland. So is multitasking.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of accidents each year can be attributed in part to a driver doing something besides concentrating on driving.
Common multitasking culprits that cause Bowie car accidents include:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Eating or drinking
- Reading the paper
- Shaving or putting on makeup
- Tinkering with your GPS or other car electronics
While multitasking may only take your concentration off the road for a few seconds, that's all it takes. A car speeding down the highway can cover the length of a football field in as little as three seconds and cause an accident just as quickly.
Multitasking is often a contributor to rear-end crashes. If you have been injured in a rear-end accident in Bowie, multitasking may very well have been a factor.
An experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer like those at Nickelsporn & Lundin can help you make your case against the driver whose negligence caused your injuries.
If you are facing months of medical bills for a Bowie car accident that was not your fault, call us today at 1-800-875-9700.