According to a recent study, most Massachusetts teenagers may know that texting and driving might increase the risk of becoming involved in a car accident. However, they may not know that there are other activities that might cause them to become distracted. According to the results of the study, released on March 18, some teenagers may change their clothing, put on makeup or even do their homework while operating a vehicle.
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Distracted driving occurs in all 50 states, including Massachusetts. Any time a driver does anything that takes their attention off the road and safely piloting the vehicle, distracted driving occurs. Some examples of such behavior include tuning a radio, reading or responding to a text message, talking on a cell phone, applying makeup, and eating or drinking. Distracted driving is one of the most prevalent causes of auto accidents and results in thousands of injuries nationally each year.
Authorities in Massachusetts believe that a driver committed a traffic violation which led to a multi-vehicle accident in Longmeadow on August 20. The crash injured two drivers, and one of them suffered serious injuries.
Traffic on Massachusetts roads has been steadily increasing — hence problems on the roads have been on the rise. One inattentive driver can cause an accident resulting in multiple injuries and fatalities. Although many drivers drive safely and follow all traffic rules, there are some who may be distracted and cause car accidents. Some drivers may be talking on the phone or texting and driving, while others may be drunk driving or may be under influence of drugs.