Hazards of Using Smartphones While Driving
A smartphone is a device that combines the features of a personal digital assistant with a cellular phone. Typically, these phones are equipped with many fun and exciting features, but these features can also be very distracting and dangerous for someone who is driving. While smartphones are incredibly convenient and helpful machines that have made communication and entertainment more accessible, they have also created a problem with distracted driving.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a driver who was using their smartphone while driving, contact the skilled Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for more information regarding your legal options.
Dangers of Using Smartphones While Driving
Recent studies suggest that close to 40% of drivers use their smartphones while driving. Using smartphones while you drive is highly dangerous because it distracts you from driving safely, both by occupying your hands and by taking your eyes off the road. Depending on the location, drivers may get a citation from a police officer for using a smartphone while driving to:
- Compose, read, or send text messages
- Talk on the phone
- Read or compose e-mails
- Surf the Internet
- Take photographs or videos
- Play or use apps
- Watch videos
Sadly, a citation from a law enforcement official cannot undo the damages caused by an accident with a distracted driver.
If you or someone you care about has been in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.