Driving in Maryland requires your full attention to the road in front of you in order to avoid an accident. When you’re distracted, you might not see that a car in front of you suddenly stops on the road. You might not see changes in driving conditions, such as lane changes or closures. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can reduce distracted driving so that your insurance rates stay low and so that you prevent injuries to yourself and other drivers.
Avoid trying to multitask with other activities while driving. These include texting on your mobile device, video chatting with other people, eating, drinking, and making posts on social media pages. Try to eat before you get on the road. You could also stop at a certain point if you’re traveling a long distance instead of eating in the car. Even though it might seem alright to use devices that are hands-free, you’re still going to need to concentrate on talking to the other person or listening to details that are provided by the device. Stop at a safe location to use these devices, or communicate with someone before you get on the road unless there is an emergency.
Any gear that you carry in your car should be stored securely and properly. This can prevent you from trying to reach items that fall off a seat while you’re driving. Items should also be secure in the back of your vehicle or on the top of your vehicle so that they don’t come loose and end up in the roadway.
In the event that you’re in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s distracted driving, an attorney can assist in filing a compensation claim so that you can receive funding for things like medical bills and lost wages.