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Resolving to reduce distracted driving in the New Year

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2024 | Car Accidents

It’s a new year and many people are making resolutions to better themselves. Some New Year’s resolutions like reading or exercising more are hard to stick to, but there’s one resolution that many people can easily do: reduce distracted driving.

If you’re looking to reduce distractions while driving, here’s what you should know:

Avoid multitasking

Most driving distractions cause drivers to look away from the road, take their hands off the wheel or think about something other than driving. Another way to look at distracted driving is that a driver becomes distracted when they multitask. Taking on multiple tasks can reduce concentration and create more errors.

Understand what triggers distracted driving

There are a lot of causes of distracted driving. One of the most common is phones. When phones alert drivers to calls and texts, many drivers immediately become distracted, look for their phone and respond to the sender. As a result, the driver is taking their hand off the wheel and prioritizing their phone over the road. Many people reduce phone distractions while driving by turning their phones off or placing them out of reach.

While many people don’t realize it, there are some things that people do all the time while driving that lead to distractions. For example, talking to passengers can take more focus than people realize and lead to accidents. Even changing the radio or AC while a car is in motion has led to auto accidents.

While you may make a New Year’s resolution to practice safe driving, others may not. You could become a victim of distracted driving and need legal help to get compensated for your injuries and losses.