Vititoe Law GroupPersonal Injury Lawyers
Over $1 Billion Recovered In Personal Injury Cases
By Jim Vititoe And His Firms
Free Initial Consultation
818-851-1886
NO RECOVERY • NO FEE

How long does it take to become distracted while driving?

We frequently write about the hazards associated with distracted driving. We have discussed technology and educational campaigns designed to curb this behavior. We have also noted that numerous kinds of distraction are hazardous. It is understandable that most technology and educational campaigns are currently focused on reducing the prevalence of interacting with electronic communication devices while driving. However, it is important to understand that distraction in any form can lead to an injurious or fatal accident.

According to scientists employed by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, drivers negatively impact their personal safety and the safety of those around them when they glance away from the road for as briefly as two seconds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officially recommends that drivers limit their in-vehicle glances to two seconds or fewer. However, even glances that last two seconds are dangerous due to the period of readjustment that a driver’s eyes experience when returning his or her gaze to the road.

These findings apply whether a driver’s gaze has wandered to the vehicle’s radio dials, a cellphone or a crying toddler seated in the back of the vehicle. Although most American adults and teens now understand that texting while driving can be lethally distracting, many Americans remain unaware of the fact that distraction in numerous forms can cause injurious and even fatal accidents when a driver’s glance wanders from the road for as little as two consecutive seconds.

Please avoid distracted driving to the absolute best of your ability. Failure to pay proper attention to this issue may cost you your life.

Source: Claims Journal, “In-Vehicle Two Second Glance Increases Driving Risk: Liberty Mutual,” April 16, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
More Than 30 Years of Experience Fighting For the Victims of Negligence

Contact Us For A Free Confidential Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Corporate Office

Westlake Village
5707 Corsa Avenue
Second Floor
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 818-991-8900
Fax: 818-991-6200
Westlake Village Law Office Map

Downtown L.A.
1055 W. 7th Street Floor 33, Suite 54
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 213-839-8800
Los Angeles Law Office Map

Oxnard
309 South A Street, Suite #101
Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 805-385-3200
Fax: 805-385-3100
Oxnard Law Office Map

Orange County
38 Corporate Park
Suite 44
Irvine, CA 92606

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 949-791-2770
Irvine Law Office Map

Palmdale
190 Sierra CT
B-111
Palmdale, CA 93550

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 661-273-5600
Palmdale Law Office Map