Distracted driving has long been one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. Although technology has helped us in many ways, it has also become such as distraction that mobile phone use is accounted to about 25 percent of car accidents caused by distracted driving. This a very important fact, because just about every has mobile phones and use them without giving any serious thought to the effects that it might lead to. If the reason for a car accident is distracted driving, the website of Williams Kherkher says that it is legal grounds for a personal injury claim or car accident lawsuit, since distracted driving can fall under negligent or reckless behavior.
According to a recent study published in the Inquisitr website state that using a mobile phone while driving can cause the driver to go through a number of various types of distracted circumstances, such as cognitive, physical, and even emotional distraction. Natural distractions such as absent-mindedness may be risky, but not as dangerous because the brain goes into hyper-focus or “sixth sense” which kicks in and allows the driver to correct any changes in their driving. Using mobile phones, however, does not allow the hyper-focus to take over which could lead to car accidents.
The study used monitoring systems to keep tract of the actions and reactions of drivers while texting or using their mobile phones. It showed that those who used the phones were likely to drift to other lanes, have fidgety hands while on the wheel, and is proven to have the highest negative impact on distracted driving. The results showed the texting while driving is the most dangerous distraction and would only increase the chances of getting into a car accident. The researches advice that if using a mobile phone is really necessary while driving, then hands-free technology such as Bluetooth is a safer alternative than actually typing on your mobile phone.