Constant attachment to devices has made it second nature for many drivers to respond to every notification from their phone, even if the plan was to avoid distractions and stay focused on the road. Maybe you feel pressured by your boss to respond. Maybe you are worried about a loved one who is sick or a kid who is late checking in. There are just too many ways that your phone can take your attention away from driving if you don’t take steps to avoid distraction.
Tools and Tricks
Texting while driving is as or more dangerous than driving drunk. One way you can avoid it is to have a designated texter if you are driving with passengers. Just have your passenger hang onto your phone and read and respond to your message for you.
Unlike drinking and driving, if you are driving alone, you can pull over in a safe location for a quick text or phone call and get right back on the road.
If you know you can’t just ignore the sounds of your notifications, use one of the many apps that will disable your phone while your vehicle is moving or just turn off the phone. If that’s still not enough, and you know you won’t be able to resist the temptation of picking up the phone and checking while you drive, put it somewhere that you cannot reach it at all, like the trunk.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver in Las Vegas car crash, please call Adam Smith Law today at 702-929-2289 or email us to find out how we can help you recover fair compensation.