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Driving Distractions Come in Many Forms

Published December 27, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Drivers are continually warned of the dangers that talking on cell phones and texting can cause while behind the wheel. Serious injuries can result from a list of other distractions that aren’t usually publicized. The list of possible distractions is seemingly endless, but by paying attention to what they could be, drivers can help make our highways safer.

Our Binghamton car accident attorneys recommend that drivers review the list of possible distractions that may not be obvious. Binghamton drivers should be aware of these and other distractions that could result in a serious vehicle accident.

Distractions such as children, pets, smoking, and even music can lead to a momentary lapse of concentration on the road.

Children and pets that are not properly restrained can easily distract the driver if moving around the car. Using the rear view mirror to look into the back can save a momentary distraction caused by turning around.

A seemingly minor distraction like smoking while driving can easily turn deadly if the cigarette is dropped.

Waving flags and flying inflatables are becoming more common beside the roadways. Retail stores and new and used car lots are increasingly adding these to attract drivers’ attention and their business. Being aware that they can lead to a loss of concentration can help drivers avoid looking away from the road.

Emotional discussions should be avoided while in the car. These can escalate into distractions that upset the driver, and can easily turn into something more dangerous. Resolve differences outside the car at a later time.

Our NY accident attorneys remind drivers that cell phone use and texting are driving behaviors that can result in being pulled over and ticketed in our state.

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Experience counts. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a negligent driver in a New York car accident, contact Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, to help. Our New York personal injury law office handles all types of accident, injury and medical malpractice cases.

As you work on recovering from your injuries, let our Binghamton, New York accident attorney’s office take care of the rest, including the paperwork, insurance documents and other legal issues related to your accident. Contact our personal injury attorney today at (607) 235-2754 or use our online contact form. There is no charge for the consultation.

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