Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month is the perfect time to reassess your driving habits and make adjustments that help protect your life and the lives of those with whom you share the road. This April, the New Hampshire distracted driving car accident attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss urge you to recommit to paying attention to the road now and every time you get into a car in the future.

How to Prevent Driving Distracted

Because anything that takes your eyes and attention off of the road – no matter how brief – is a form of distraction, the only way to prevent it is to make sure that, when driving, all you do is drive. This may sound daunting. It’s not. It simply requires the basic belief that your life and the lives of others are more important than:

  • Taking a phone call
  • Sending a text
  • Searching for a new radio station
  • Trying to select the perfect song for your mood on your portable music device
  • Programming your GPS
  • Applying your makeup
  • Combing your hair

Some of these examples may seem ridiculous, but in a world where people do things like eat cereal – out of a bowl and with a spoon – and brew coffee while driving, nothing is really over-the-top.

You can’t prevent someone else from acting as if your safety is not as important as their “LOL,” but you can make sure you aren’t that selfish and shortsighted. And should you be injured by someone who believes their attention is better spent on something besides operating the 4,000 pound machine they are navigating, our attorneys are here to take your case and help you secure every penny you are due.


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