There are many different types of distractions that can increase the chances of a motor vehicle collision, such as trying to use a GPS and less common distractions that pose similar risks. However, smartphones have become an incredibly common source of distracted driving, and many people are unable to put their phones down for lengthy periods of time due to an addiction to social media. There are various social media platforms, and some of them can be highly addictive. Unfortunately, some drivers are unable to focus on the road because they try to use social media platforms while behind the wheel.
Whether someone posts a photo to a social media site or even tries to live stream while they are driving, this behavior can be extremely dangerous and has led to many fatal accidents. Someone who is not paying attention to the road because they are using their phone may swerve into oncoming traffic, drive through a stop sign, fail to yield or surpass the speed limit. For example, a distracted driver may not notice that traffic has slowed down due to an accident or a work zone, and they may slam into another vehicle at a high speed.
Victims of distracted driving accidents deserve justice, especially when the crash claims the life of someone they love or results in a serious injury. Unfortunately, social media addiction has become increasingly prevalent and many drivers use their phones when they should be focusing on the road. Browse through our site for more on distracted driving crashes.