Commuting to work is just part of the daily grind for essential workers in Indianapolis. Some employers provide workers with a company cell phone so they can be accessible at various job sites. However, it can be difficult to ignore the ding of a text message or the ring of a cell phone, especially if it is coming from your supervisor. But, it is very important that you do not engage in distracted driving.
Why is texting and driving so dangerous?
Texting and driving is an especially dangerous form of distracted driving because it encompasses all three major forms of distraction. If you are reading a text message or email, your eyes are on your cell phone, not the road, meaning you are visually distracted. If you are sending a text message or email, your hands are on your phone instead of the steering wheel, meaning you are manually distracted. Finally, if you are reading a text message or email and thinking of how to reply, your mind is on the message not the task of driving, meaning you are cognitively distracted. Given this, it is easy to see how dangerous texting and driving really is.
What are some other forms of distracted driving?
Using a cell phone behind the wheel is not the only way a driver can be distracted. Rubbernecking, daydreaming, eating while driving, grooming while driving or tuning the radio or navigation system can all distract a driver, leading to a car crash.
Learn more about distracted driving accidents
If you are injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may want to learn more about your rights and options. Our firm’s webpage on distracted driving accidents may be a useful resource for those who want to learn more about this topic.