These days most people have very busy schedules and technology is keeping up. From handheld devices to fast food drive-thru options, it’s no doubt driving distractions have increased. While drivers may be tempted to complete tasks while on the road, these top 5 distractions can cause a serious or fatal car accident.

1. Cell Phones

Talking on your cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in the state of Florida. If you must make a call or answer a text, safely pull over to do so.

2. The Radio and Other Entertainment Devices

Listening to music can make a long commute to work bearable and make weekend trips more fun. However, taking your eyes off the road to change your music station can cause an accident that could seriously injure you and others. To avoid a car accident, set up your entertainment while your car is in park or enlist a passenger to assist.

3. Eating and Drinking

Fast food drive-thru options are plentiful on the road and have made eating-on-the-go so easy. If you must eat while traveling, either eat your meal inside the restaurant, while you’re in park, or wait to eat it when you reach your destination. Even taking a sip of coffee while driving can cause a distraction.

4. Grooming and Makeup

Although it may seem to be a convenient time-saver, giving yourself a quick shave or applying makeup while driving is never a good idea. It’s better to be late than to be involved in a devastating car accident that could have been avoided.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. today at (954) 482-4534 to learn more about how we can