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The Latest Driving Distraction: Selfies

With the rise of the selfie as a popular form of social interaction, the temptation for unsafe driving practices has increased. While almost every state has distracted driving laws to reduce the risk of phone-related accidents, drivers still continue to use their cell phones for talking, texting, web browsing, and taking selfies.

Here are a few tips to help you keep from distraction on the road:

  • Avoid using your phone except in cases of emergency.
  • Use a wireless headset or other hands-free device.
  • Don't take your eyes off the road.
  • Park before using the features on your phone that might prove distracting.
  • Don't assume cell phone usage is safe because other drivers aren't around.

Violating distracted driving laws for even a few seconds can have devastating effects. In a recent tragedy, a resident of Clemmons, North Carolina passed away in a car accident mere moments after posting a selfie on Facebook. Her untimely death appears to have had no other cause than the lapse in concentration associated with the selfie. A short time on the phone can make any driving situation unsafe.

Injured by a Distracted Driver?

Even if you put your phone away while driving, many other drivers are not. If you have been injured because another driver was distracted, you can seek compensation for your damages. Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury lawyers have won millions of dollars for our clients and can provide the legal help you need. Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today for a free consultation.