DISTRACTED DRIVING

Have you been distracted before?

Law Offices Of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC

Unfortunately, one of the growing areas of motor vehicle collisions are those incidents involving “distracted driving.” Although people enjoy and even feel compelled to stay “up-to-date” by constantly reading texts or making cell phone calls, such technological advances are taking a toll on roadway safety. Although we have all heard and read about the dangers of either texting or talking on cell phones while driving, it is important to note that even in a supposedly “safe” mode of using a cell phone, such as with a hands-free speaking device, medical studies have shown that even speaking through a hands-free device can adversely affect a driver’s attention.  Medical research based upon the brain scan studies has shown conclusively that our brains simply cannot focus on more than one task at a time. (Marcel A. Just et al., A Decrease in Brain Activation Associated With Driving When Listening To Someone Speak

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