The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not only careless and selfish, but it is also very dangerous. It can take a driver’s eyes off the road, which can lead to severe automobile collisions.

Distracted driving has led to numerous fatal crashes in the past few years. In North Carolina, recent statistics show that 356 people were killed as a direct result.

The injuries and harm associated with this type of driving-related collision can be something victims and families are left dealing with for a lifetime.

What is Considered Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving includes dangerous behaviors behind the wheel such as:

  • Texting while driving – Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving. Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina.
  • Cell phone use while driving – cell phone use while driving should be avoided, and can easily distract a driver from the road.
  • Operating a radio or GPS while driving – operating a radio or GPS device while driving is considered driver distraction and should be avoided.
  • Engaging with passengers, pets or children – engaging with passengers, pets or children while driving is considered driver distraction and may be dangerous.

In recent years, distracted driving has become a catalyst for North Carolina automobile collisions. However, there is a new proposed hands-free law that hopes to stop distracted driving.

North Carolina Automobile Collision Attorneys

Drivers who are not paying attention to the road are a danger to not only others, but themselves as well. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, you deserve to have an experienced attorney in your corner.

Maginnis Howard’s lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard, is experienced in handling complex automobile collision cases, including those that involve serious injuries.

All personal injury matters will be handled on a contingency basis. You can contact our firm at (919).526.0450. Email inquiries may be sent to