Drivers in Ireland know that distractions behind the wheel can endanger them. Everything from phone use to putting on makeup to eating and drinking can take their eyes off the road and raise the risk for a crash.
Distracted driving leads to thousands of crashes on our roads every year.
There are ways to avoid becoming a statistic. First, drivers may want to hold up a no-eating policy in the car since eating can take one’s hand from the wheel or lead to food and drinks being spilled. Next, to limit the amount of distractions from other people, a driver could set a limit to how many passengers they take on.
Drivers must cut out all phone use behind the wheel even when the phone is a hands-free device. In emergencies, drivers can pull over to the side of the road and then make their call. They should also watch out for the signs of drowsiness, such as heavy eyelids, constant yawning and trouble focusing. If caffeinated beverages are not helping, drivers should stop as soon as possible and take a 20-minute nap.
Drowsy, drunk and distracted driving are just a few examples of negligent behaviour. Most car accidents arise out of negligence, but victims who are innocent might be entitled to claim for injury suffered as a result of a road traffic accident.
If you have been injured as a result of a road traffic accident that was not your fault then you may be entitled to claim for personal injury. It all starts with a conversation. So call us for a confidential chat on 1890 252467 or tell us what happened so that we can best advise and guide you.