Understanding the Risks of Distracted Driving

While many people understand the reasoning behind driving laws, not everyone comprehends the real risk being taken when you fail to follow the rules of the road. Most people own multiple mobile devices that are very useful, but also very distracting, so it’s important to realize how dangerous these distractions can be. 

Beyond the Text

Studies show that texting and driving significantly increase the risk of an accident, and that’s why so many laws have been created to curb that problem. However, these studies also show that there are a number of other phone-related activities that make a collision much more likely:
•    Dialing
•    Listening/Talking
•    Reaching for a Device
Without even realizing, you could be engaging in dozens of distracting behaviors every time you get behind the wheel. 

Penalties

If you are cited for some form of distracted driving, or worse yet, involved in an accident, there are a number of legal repercussions you could face. The fines can be severe, and if you drive professionally, you could be putting your entire future and livelihood in jeopardy. 
While it might feel harmless to do a little multitasking while you drive, it really is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. To learn more about the ramifications of distracted driving, contact Cook Logistics LLC.