03 Apr Beware of the Dangers of Distracted Driving
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Jeffrey M. Bloom would like to remind all Hudson County and Bergen County drivers of this dangerous habit. Distracted driving takes a driver’s focus away from where it needs to be — on the road. Often, this can have devastating consequences. Thousands of people are killed in distracted driving car accidents every year, and many others are seriously injured.
Cell phone use while driving is by far the most common distraction affecting drivers today, and one of the more serious ones. Studies have demonstrated that texting causes a driver to take his eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds, which is an eternity at high speeds.
However, it’s important to realize that there are many other causes of distracted driving that can result in a serious car accident. Other common distractions to avoid while driving include:
- Brushing hair, applying makeup, or other grooming activities
- Browsing the internet on a mobile device
- Adjusting a GPS system or other portable electronic device
- Reading a map
- Tending to children in the back seat
- Looking at objects on the side of the road
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Mr. Bloom has been fighting for the rights of car accident victims in the West New York area for more than 25 years, and he’ll stand by your side every step of the way in order to hold the negligent driver accountable for your injuries.
Please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Bloom using the form at the top right side of the page or call (855) 208-3650 today to schedule your free car accident consultation. Mr. Bloom serves clients in West New York, and throughout Hudson County and Bergen County, New Jersey.