Is Distracted Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

Many people believe drunk driving is the most dangerous thing you can do. While the implications of drunk driving can be fatal and incredibly hazardous for all in immediate vicinity, there are certainly other unsafe driving conditions that people unfortunately partake in every day. If you are wondering whether distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving, the answer is yes.

What constitutes distracted driving? The number one reason behind this major impairment is cell phones. With the advent of technology comes great responsibility, and not every person who owns a cell phone is responsible enough to be trusted with not using it while driving. Many people feel texting and driving isn’t that big of a deal, nor is checking emails or fiddling with other apps on their smartphone. The reality is, the number one cause of teen accidents is due to distracted driving, likely caused by cell phone use.

Despite people thinking they aren’t risking anyone’s life by using their cell phone while on the road, they are sorely wrong. Anything that takes your attention away from the road is an extremely dangerous task and shouldn’t take place while you are in the driver’s seat--such as any cell phone use, eating, using other electronics, putting on makeup, and so on.

Contact Our Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Today

Are you currently facing legal consequences because of distracted driving? If so, you deserve adequate legal representation from a Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney you can trust. Our legal team at Buckmaster and Elizey is comprised of knowledgeable, aggressive, and determined individuals who have the passion to defend your rights. We don’t see justice as a privilege, we believe it is a right--and we strive to relentlessly pursue justice.

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Categories: Criminal Defense, DUI