Some Possible Driver Distractions In NYC  

Posted: July 9, 2022

NYC BridgeNew York City is one of the busiest cities in the United States. With tons of cars on the road, pedestrians and motorists should take steps to keep safe. Whenever motorists practice bad driving habits, that puts others at risk.. 

1. Smartphones 

Texting or talking with a smartphone is one of the leading causes of accidents on New York routes today.  

 2. Music 

Listening to music on your iPod, radio, or CD player can be potentially distracting if it takes attention away from the road. The distraction may increases as you swipe your iPod screen for more songs or switch radio stations. Notably, New York law prohibits the use of portable electronic devices while driving.  

3. Viewing An Accident Scene 

A nearby accident can potentially distract other drivers. It’s hard for motorists to concentrate on driving while also trying to figure out how a nearby accident on an adjacent roadway happened.  

4. Street Vendors 

There are many vendors on New York streets who can potentially distract motorists. When cars halt in traffic, these vendors could try to gain the attention of idle motorists, potentially distracting them. 

5. Makeup 

Applying makeup takes your eyes off of the road. This is distracting driving.  

6. Driving Drowsy 

According to some reports driving while tired or drowsy can be comparable to driving drunk.  Getting enough sleep is important for safe driving. Driving while drowsy is dangerous driving.  

7. Smoking 

Lighting up a cigarette or putting ashes in the tray can be potentially distracting. When smoking activities distract from the road, other motorists are put at risk.  

8. Signage And Billboards 

New York City is one of the biggest business hubs in the US. Hence, the city boasts numerous animated light-up signs that can potentially distract road users at night. A moving image on a billboard may be in the drivers’ view, but should never take attention from the road. 

Hit By A Distracted Driver? Call William Mattar 

No one prepares for an accident, but avoiding distractions can be helpful. If you’re injured because of a distracted driver and are looking for a personal injury lawyer, do not hesitate to contact William Mattar P.C. Our experienced car accident attorneys can help you obtain maximum compensation. Contact us today and let us know us your present situation. (844) 444-4444.

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