Common Truck Driver Distractions
While driving the road, truck drivers have to pay attention to their driving for long distances and long periods of time. This means they are subjected to a myriad of potential distractions during their long trips that can pose a risk for other drivers, should the distractions take the truck driver’s attention off the road.
In the age of technology, distracted driving is a major issue for drivers, especially professional drivers who spend most of their time on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving was linked to 3,450 deaths in a recent year, making up 9.2% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities.
The distractions of technology compound the risks of distracted truck drivers on the modern road. This can be a dangerous scenario for other drivers on the road at risk of being injured should a truck driver’s distraction lead to an accident. The overall impact of distracted driving on truck-related accidents is likely greater than the 9.2% figure previously mentioned.
Reports found that around 23% of Americans say they use personal technology while driving, despite nearly eight in ten drivers considering the behavior to be risky. And that behavior extends to the workplace as well, with 43% of U.S. workers saying they engage in work-related communications while driving— not just phone calls, but emails and texts as well. All of these lead to dangerous situations on the road for other drivers when truck drivers wielding such large vehicles – with such a high risk of potentially causing injurious accidents – become distracted and have their attention taken away from the road.
Speak with a Beverly Hills Truck Accident Lawyer
If you are a victim of an accident involving a truck where the driver was distracted, you need a Beverly Hills Ca. truck accident attorney who will fight for your claim to receive the most compensation possible. At Jalilvand Law, we strive to represent victims of truck accidents so that they can receive the full compensation they deserve for their injuries. Contact us today either online or by calling 310.478.5800 today.