The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Female driving car and using mobile phone

The state of Maryland prohibits the use of handheld phones while driving, yet distracted driving is still a massive contributor to an average of 500 collisions [1] on our state’s roads and highways in 2015 alone.

Three general driving distractions, due to the use of a mobile device, include:

Visual ­– looking at something other than the road

Manual – any distraction that requires you to take your hands off the wheel

Cognitive – anything that takes your mind off driving tasks.

Specific examples of other distractive driving activities include:

  • Texting or checking your email
  • Eating or drinking
  • Personal grooming
  • Conversations with passengers
  • Adjusting audio controls
  • Reading

A distracted driver can cause serious harm including personal injury and property destruction. If a distracted driver has affected you, or a loved one, please contact Potter Burnett Law today for a free consultation.

[1] Source: Washington’s Top News

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