Every age group has the potential to engage in distractive driving. It’s a very dangerous and yet common practice that causes car accidents. Drivers should always be paying full attention to the road while in control of the vehicle.
But that does not mean that distraction looks the same for everyone. Here are three potential distractions that could impact different age groups in different ways.
For teenage drivers, the cellphone can be one of the biggest distractions that they deal with on a daily basis. Teens use their phones to browse social media, send and receive text messages, take pictures and videos and much more. Some may even get distracted just trying to stream music in the car while they drive.
For new parents, their own children are often one of the biggest distractions that they will face. Children often want parents to help them with snacks and drinks, or they may need assistance picking things up. Even when parents aren’t intentionally interacting with their children, they may be talking, laughing, crying or asking questions – all of which can be distracting.
For many adult drivers, getting lost in thought is a common cause of distraction. This can just happen when someone is under a lot of stress or when life is very busy. Maybe a driver is thinking about a project at work or an upcoming divorce. Maybe they’re concerned about paying the bills. Many drivers get distracted when their mind wanders.
All of these distractions can lead to serious car accidents. Those who have been injured need to know how to seek financial compensation.