What is Distracted Driving?

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Distracted Driving is a BIG Problem!


Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,400 people died in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2009.


If you have been injured by a distracted driver, the Kansas car accident attorneys at DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers can help hold the driver accountable for his or her actions. Call us anytime at (800) 834-8400 or complete a free initial consultation form.


What Does Distracted Driving Include?


Distracted driving road sign

Distracted driving is considered any activity that takes a driver’s concentration away from the road. According to the NHTSA, there are three main types of driver distractions:


  • Cognitive Distractions – Distractions that take a person’s mind off of the task of driving.

  • Manual Distractions – Activities that cause a driver to take his or her hands off of the steering wheel.

  • Visual Distractions – Disruptions that cause a person to take his or her eyes away from the road. While there are many activities that can cause driver distractions, some of the most common include actions such as talking or texting on a cell phone, eating, adjusting the radio or interacting with passengers.


If you are unsure if your car accident was caused by a distracted driver, our Kansas car accident lawyers can investigate the details surrounding your crash to help confirm the accident’s cause. You can rely on our Kansas car accident lawyers to investigate your accident and help prove your claim.