Distracted driving is a very common cause of serious auto accidents across Vancouver and all of British Columbia. According to the Canadian Automobile Association, distracted drivers are three times more likely to be in a crash than drivers who are paying attention. Here are some of the most common sources of distraction:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Personal grooming
- Arguing with a passenger
- Adjusting audio or a navigational device
Technically, a driving distraction can encompass any activity or behavior that takes your eyes, hands and/or mind off of the task of driving. Driving requires all of your available concentration. Taking your eyes away from the road for just a few moments can lead to a catastrophic auto accident. Texting tends to be one of the most dangerous forms of distraction – it takes your eyes, mind and hands away from driving.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Vancouver, Surrey or elsewhere in British Columbia, please call Stephens & Holman at 604-730-4120. We offer a free case evaluation and will help you decide what steps to take next.