3 Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a form of reckless driving that can be particularly dangerous for others on the road. Unfortunately, due to cellphones and the use of other technology, distracted driving is especially prevalent, putting innocent drivers like you at risk every day. While there are many different ways in which motorists can be distracted, these behaviors all fall under three categories.

The Classifications of Distracted Driving

When a person is driving distracted, they may be distracted in one or more manners. These distractions can be classified in the three following categories:

  • Visual Distraction
  • Manual Distraction
  • Cognitive Distraction

Visual and manual distraction are both largely self-explanatory. When a driver is visually distracted, his or her eyes are not on the road. Similarly, when a driver is manually distracted, his or her hands are not on the wheel or gear shift. Cognitive distraction refers to a situation in which a driver’s thoughts are not on his or her driving tasks, meaning he or she is simply not focused on driving. Any type of distraction can lead to a dangerous car accident.

Talk about Distracted Driving with a Car Accident Attorney in Connecticut

If you or someone you love has been hurt by a driver who you believe was distracted behind the wheel, it might be possible to take legal action to get compensation for your injuries and related costs. Learn more about your rights and how we can help today by calling our attorneys from the Law Offices of Paul Levin at 860.560.7226. We can help you understand your options and potentially take the first steps in filing a lawsuit.