Most drivers will admit to being distracted at least once in their driving history. For many others, distractions are a daily occurrence. Even if you don’t give in to distraction while you’re behind the wheel, the temptation is always there.
Instructional Technologies Inc., a solutions and training provider for the transportation industry, has upgraded their defensive driving program to incorporate the broadening number of distractions faced by drivers on a regular basis. Although the concept of defensive driving has not changed much in the last 60 years, the circumstances the drivers face on the regular basis, however, have. Vehicles are faster, drivers are more aggressive and distracted and the roads are more congested. This means that any defensive driving course that focuses on just one subject is extremely outdated.
Although the basics skills will apply to defensive driving in general, a new defensive program helps to target the growing number of distractions that face drivers on an everyday basis. The National Highway Safety Administration identifies that distractions and inattention are the cause of 41% of accidents on American roads today. Other data from the NHTSA indicate that distraction could play a role in up to 78% of all crashes. If you have already been involved in an accident with a driver who was distracted, you may have questions about your ability to recover the benefits necessary to pay for your medical conditions and pain and suffering after such an accident.
Personal injury law in California enables victims who have suffered serious injuries to consider filing a lawsuit to help recover the benefits they need and to focus on recovery. It can be difficult to go through this situation on your own, but having an attorney who conducts an investigation immediately to determine whether distraction or other negligent causes were tied to your accident can help give you the peace of mind necessary to focus on your treatment.