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You can be the most vigilant defensive driver in Texas and still fall victim to personal injury at the hands of a distracted driver. Many people today tend to lead fast-paced lifestyles that involve a lot of multi-tasking. Unfortunately, not all individuals remember to disengage from these behaviors while on the road.
Distracted driving is the result of a person who participates in any non-driving behavior. For example, texting while driving could potentially divert their attention away from what their main focus should be: driving.
According to the official federal government website for distracted driving, there are three types of distracted driving: visual, manual and cognitive.
- Visual includes any type of distraction that takes your eyes off the wheel, including reading a text message, watching a movie or even looking at passengers.
- Manual distractions are those that take your hands off the wheel, including using your cell phone, eating, or applying makeup.
- Cognitive means that your mind is not focused on what you are currently doing. Cognitive distractions, including drunk driving or driving while under the influence of drugs, can be one of the most dangerous.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to speak with a Dallas car accident attorney for free.