Myths Concerning Multitasking While Driving

The National Safety Counsel has deemed April, Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This year, one of the NSC’s initiatives is to dispel the myths associated with multitasking while driving. As home to the best personal injury lawyers in Virginia Beach we stand behind this project and want to do our part to promote awareness of these issues.

It is no surprise that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents and personal injuries in the United States. While most of us appreciate that making calls while driving takes our attention away from the road, fewer of us realize that using hands-free devices to make calls while driving does not completely eliminate this distraction. But multitaskers do not stop there. Multitaskers engage in a variety of activities while driving, from texting to eating, all of which take their eyes off the road, take their attention away from their surroundings, and decrease their reaction times. Multitaskers’ reaction times are slowed to the point that they are even less than drivers with a .08 blood alcohol content level according to the infographic below. 

An article by Scientific American explains the dangerous psychology of “confident multitaskers,” calling them the most dangerous behind the wheel. 

We know first hand just how dangerous multitasking while driving can be. Our former clients who have suffered serious injuries at the hands of distracted drivers also understand that multitasking is unsafe for everyone on the road and it is better to focus all of your attention on driving when you are in the car.

Read through this infographic carefully for more details about the myths associated with multitasking while driving, and if you have suffered injuries as a result of someone multitasking while driving, contact the best personal injury lawyers in Virginia Beach.

The Great Multitasking Lie
Provided by The National Safety Council

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