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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is not only careless and selfish, but it is also very dangerous. It can take a driver’s eyes off the road, which can lead to severe automobile collisions.

Distracted driving has led to numerous fatal crashes in the past few years.

The harm associated with this type of driving-related collision can leave a lasting impact on victims and their families. Distracted driving is the cause of 5 times more crashes than driving and driving in North Carolina.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving includes dangerous behaviors behind the wheel such as:

  • Texting while driving – Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving. Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina.
  • Cell phone use while driving – cell phone use can easily distract a driver from the road.
  • Operating a radio or GPS while driving – Even operating a necessary system like a GPS can distract a driver long enough for tragedy to occur
  • Engaging with passengers, pets or children – Passengers, pets and children all take our attention away from the road. Drivers should exercise caution when interacting with anyone else in the car.

In recent years, distracted driving has become a catalyst for North Carolina automobile collisions. However, state lawmakers proposed Senate Bill 20 to cut down on distracted driving.

North Carolina Automobile Collision Attorneys

Drivers who are not paying attention to the road are a danger to not only others, but themselves as well. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, you deserve to have an experienced attorney in your corner.

Maginnis Howard’s lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard, is an industry expert with years of experience fighting for crash victims.

All personal injury contingency-based. You can contact our firm by phone at (919).526.0450 or by email at