Pet Selfies - Dangerous Distracted Driving Trend
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Jul 07, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Drivers who use their smart devices while driving are making a conscious decision to endanger themselves and everyone else on the roads. This includes drivers who take selfies of their pets while driving down the highway.
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Simply put, dont take selfies of your pet while driving. A new AAA survey found that 12 percent of motorists are guilty of snapping pictures while behind the wheel.
In addition, many people also let their dog ride in the front seat unrestrained, which creates a very dangerous situation. Unrestrained dogs can be a dangerous distraction and increase the risk of accidents.
Even a small ten pound dog carries significantly more impact pressure than people realize, and anyone who is struck by a flying animal could suffer severe injuries or death.
Many dog owners also pet their dogs while driving down the road, which AAA also states is a bad idea. Even as little as three seconds with your eyes away from the highway considerably increases the risk of car wrecks.
Car accidents are just that accidents. The fact that most traffic incidents are easily preventable points once more to the importance of staying focused on the road and operating your vehicle responsibly. If you or a loved one was hurt by a driver who was distracted by their pet, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
Seeking an experienced auto accident litigator can give you and your family much needed peace of mind at a time when you need it most. For answers to all of your car accident injury questions, contact our experienced South Carolina legal team.