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.