It is never a good idea to use your cellphone while driving on Georgia roads. In fact, you could be putting yourself and others at risk even while using a hands-free device to take a phone call or open an app. Let’s take a look at why it’s best to ignore a mobile device while your car is in motion.
You can’t focus on two things simultaneously
It’s impossible for a person to focus on a conversation and road conditions at the same time. Therefore, talking to another individual could make you oblivious to the fact that a traffic light just turned red or that an animal just ran into your vehicle’s path. It might also make you oblivious to the presence of the police officer who is going to cite you for using a cellphone while driving.
Configure your phone before leaving for a destination
Ideally, you will program your GPS, select a playlist or open other apps on your phone before leaving home, work or school. This may prevent you from taking your eyes off of the road while asking your phone for directions or opening a streaming music app. It will also prevent you from taking your hands off of the steering wheel to complete a discretionary task.
Distracted driving is one of the top causes of car accidents in the United States, and cellphone use is one of the top causes of distracted driving throughout the country. If you are involved in a crash caused by a negligent motorist, you may be entitled to compensation. An attorney may help you obtain a financial award to cover current or future medical bills incurred because of another person’s reckless behavior. In some cases, multiple parties may be liable for allowing a crash to occur.