The first step in stopping distracted driving accidents in Albany is for drivers to understand what distracted driving is and learn how to avoid it.
Distracted driving occurs when the driver of a motor vehicle’s attention is on something other than the road. It only takes a moment of being distracted for a driver to cause an Albany car accident and that one accident could cause a great deal of property damage and pain for other Albany residents.
Texting and talking on your smartphone while driving are two types of distracted driving that are illegal in Albany and all over New York State. Even with laws in place making it illegal to even look at your smartphone while driving, this form of distracted driving is extremely dangerous.
There is nothing illegal about talking to the passengers in your car, but that short conversation can often be distracting enough to get you into an accident. It only takes seconds of distraction for you to lose control of your vehicle, which means that any conversation that takes your eyes off the road is dangerous. If the conversation gets heated, then the driver could completely lose focus of the road and cause a great deal of damage. Always be aware of the road and your surroundings.
Another common form of distracted driving is the act of losing focus on the road while you are driving. You might be daydreaming or contemplating your upcoming presentation at work when you suddenly realize you are drifting from the road. Sometimes people get too focused on a song on the radio or they become fascinated with the scenery they are driving through. In any situation, in some cases losing focus on the road can be just as dangerous as any other form of distracted driving.
At William Mattar our Albany car accident lawyers can help if you have ever been in an accident with a distracted driver. We also understand that bad things happen to good people and we are ready to help if you have ever found yourself so distracted while driving that you caused an accident. Give us a call and let us be the legal team that helps you see your case through to the end.