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Driving Distractions from Touchscreens

Millions of people now have electronic devices that have touchscreens, allowing users to reach another person at the simple touch of a simulated button. Items such as cell phones, mp3 players, and even GPS devices are constantly being developed and updated, and now most people find it easier to use touchscreens than their older, button counterparts. However, touchscreen devices can pose the same risk of distraction, potentially leading to auto accidents.

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident because of a distracted driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and recovery costs. The Sheboygan reckless driving attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are dedicated to helping our clients receive necessary compensation for accidents that were not their fault. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Because touchscreens rarely have actual buttons, users cannot even feel the location of the devices’ buttons. Thus, this absence of raised buttons demands a user’s visual attention, causing drivers’ eyes to leave the road and focus on the device. Of course, a person must also have at least one hand free to work the device, meaning that both eyes and hands may be on the touchscreen rather than on the road and steering wheel, respectively.

Some of the dangers of distracted driving include:

  • Decreased reaction time
  • Disregard for traffic laws
  • Dangerous lane changing

Distracted driving is a very serious situation, but many people still choose to ignore this risk and instead allow themselves to focus on a cell phone or GPS touchscreen device.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because of a reckless driver, contact the experienced Sheboygan reckless driving attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

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