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Don’t get lost in thought while you drive

On Behalf of | Dec 4, 2019 | Personal Injury |

Do you ever get bored while you drive? Maybe it’s because you have to drive the same route to work and back every single day.

This is when many people look for distractions like using their phone behind the wheel, but you know better. You know that distracted driving is dangerous. Instead, you keep your phone in your pocket and start thinking about your plans for the weekend.

You may think it’s safer, but some studies claim it’s actually more dangerous. Startlingly, they found that daydreaming led to a full 61% of crashes that a) were caused by distracted driving and b) resulted in the death of at least one person.

This is absolutely not to say that you should go on your phone. Distracted driving of any type is very dangerous. You need to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

However, this does show that you also need to keep your mind on driving. When people start thinking about other things, they make mistakes. They cause accidents. This leads to fatalities that never needed to happen.

It’s true that driving can be boring, but it is also clear that drivers need to remember the real dangers they face at 60 miles per hour, no matter how many times they have driven down that particular road in the past.

Even if you keep your mind on driving and stay fully engaged, you could get hit by someone else who is distracted. You may need to seek financial compensation for your medical bills and other related costs.