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Study finds that eyes are the key to distracted driving

On Behalf of | Aug 8, 2019 | Uncategorized |

We all experience a time where life gets busy. And in order to manage a full schedule, we attempt to cram as much as we can in one day, multitasking when we can. Unfortunately, multitasking has become second nature for many motorists in New Mexico, even when a hectic schedule isn’t driving this conduct. Advancements in technology tend to create distractions in motor vehicles, causing a driver to take his or her eyes off of the road.

The dangers of distracted driving are well known; however motorists across the nation still partake in this risky behavior. According to a current study, it was found that the major cause of distracted driving is the eyes, not the brain. In other words, the greatest risk occurs when a driver’s eyes are not on the road rather than their brain on the primary task of driving.

This is easy to understand. After all, how can a motorist see where they are going if they are not watching the road? This does not mean that distractions do not still occur in other forms. While the greatest risks occur when a driver is looking at a phone, radio, navigation or looking at their back seat at a passenger, distractions can still occur when the driver’s hands are not on the wheel or their mind is not on the primary task of driving.

Distracted driving is a growing concern. thus, when an accident occurs, it is important for accident victims to explore the cause of the crash. If a distracted driver is to blame, it may be possible to hold him or her liable for the harms caused. A personal injury action not only holds the negligent driver accountable, but it also helps with the recovery of compensation. This monetary award can be very valuable, as it can address losses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages.