A new study has proven that dashboard devices in newer vehicles are distracting drivers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study that determined that technology involving voice or touchscreen devices distracted drivers for an average of 40 seconds per use. Thirty vehicles varying in make and model that obtained the dashboard technology were tested and they all scored poorly during the test. Unfortunately, AAA’s study has proven that the dashboard devices definitely distract drivers which could result in a potential auto accident.
Distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. When a driver removes his or her eyes from the roadway for more than a few seconds, it is considered distracted driving. Factors that often distract drivers include passengers, eating while driving, adjusting climate controls, operating the radio, and cell phone use. Any type of distraction is harmful when it takes away from the driver’s ability to operate their vehicle safely and responsibly. To prevent an accident from occurring, it is imperative for drivers to devote their full attention to operating their vehicle.
The St. Louis personal injury law firm of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth has represented numerous victims of auto accidents that were caused by distracted driving. Our attorneys have the experience, education, and passion to obtain the maximum compensation for their clients. Individuals injured in a car accident will likely incur medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffered. It is imperative to contact our office to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve if you have been injured in an auto accident. Contact us today for a free consultation.