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What Are The Types Of Distracted Driving Accidents?

  1. General distraction: The primary cause of these accidents is a driver's attention wandering away from the road.
  2. Cell phone use: The top electronic distraction for drivers is their cell phone.
  3. Another person, object or event: Looking at another driver or watching something along the road causes many accidents.
  4. Other occupants: Passengers in your vehicle that draw your attention away from the road can cause a collision.
  5. Reaching for a device: Even going for your cell phone can lead to accidents.
  6. Eating or drinking: Having a snack (or a full meal) behind the wheel is a bad idea.
  7. Changing radio or climate controls: These quick actions can be deadly.
  8. Adjusting controls: Even moving the seat, mirrors or seatbelt is dangerous.
  9. Moving objects: Objects such as pets can make you take your eyes off the road.
  10. Smoking: Only about 1 in a 100 accidents are related to lighting or smoking a cigarette.
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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.