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What Is the Most Dangerous Type of Distracted Driving?

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Distracted driving is the cause of approximately one-tenth of car accidents that end in fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). We know that distracted driving is dangerous, but which distracted driving habit is the most dangerous? Our Houston car accident attorneys explain which driving habit is the most dangerous type of distracted driving.

Distracted Driving Habits

There are many different forms of distracted driving, including texting, talking on the phone, eating, and more. Research shows that the most dangerous type of distracted driving is that which takes your eyes of the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind of driving.

Below we explain the different types of activities that drivers do when they get distracted:

  • Visual Distractions: Different types of visual distractions include texting, looking at your GPS for directions, trying to find an object in your car, switching stations.
  • Manual Distraction: Different types of distractions that take your hands of the wheel include texting, eating or drinking, grooming, tending a pet, or lighting a cigarette.
  • Cognitive Distractions: Common types of distractions that take your mind off of driving include texting, speaking to passengers, drowsiness, getting lost in thought.

Research shows that texting and driving is the most dangerous type of distracted driving because it involves visual, manual, and cognitive distractions.

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If you were injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you need an experienced attorney on your side. You might be dealing with lost wages, hefty medical bills, and physical distress. Our Huston distracted driving accident lawyers have years of experience helping those injured in a car accident. We help clients obtain the best possible results for their cases so that they can protect themselves and their future. You shouldn't have to pay the cost for the negligent behavior of another person.

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