Spotting Distracted Drivers on the Road
You recognize that distracted drivers are some of the most dangerous motorists out there, but you may not realize that there are some tell-tale signs of distracted driving that you should be on the lookout for. If you’ve been injured by another driver’s distraction – or any other form of negligence – don’t wait to speak with an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney.
The Most Dangerous Distraction
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shares that texting (and other forms of smartphone usage) is the most dangerous distraction – killing 3,142 people in 2020 alone.
The Signs of Driver Distraction
The most common signs that the driver near you on the road is texting or is otherwise distracted include:
- Lane Drift – Even if the roadway is straight as an arrow, driver’s need to make ongoing micro-adjustments in order to stay squarely in their lanes. When a driver is focused on anything other than driving safely, drifting back and forth in one’s driving lane is common.
- Speed Concerns – Maintaining a safe, consistent speed requires paying attention to one’s driving, and distracted drivers illustrate this point quite well. For example, a texting driver is far more likely to slow down in response to his or her phone, and a motorist who is reaching around for something in the back seat is more likely to experience a spike in speed. Both are extremely dangerous.
- The Downward Glance – In order to drive safely, motorists must keep their gaze squarely on the road ahead. When you spy a driver repeatedly glancing down, it’s a good sign that he or she is engaging in a dangerous distraction like texting.
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