Drivers and Dashboard Distraction Study Released
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent study has found that complicated screens on dashboards are proving to be a distraction. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that technology in today’s vehicles could be putting people at higher risk for traffic collisions.
The study was released early this month and looked at InVehicle Information Systems. The study attempted to determine just how complicated these screens are to operate and how distracting they prove to be. The study found that no matter the make and model of the vehicle, all in-dash information systems prove to be distracting for drivers. While some are more complicated than others and pose a greater risk, each has the ability to divert a driver’s attention.
Researchers aren’t asking for auto manufacturers to stop placing these systems in vehicles, but to somehow limit the technology when the vehicle is in motion. Distracted driving has taken over as the number one cause of accidents on America’s roadways, and another reason to take one’s eyes off the road is not necessary.
If you have an in-dash information system in your vehicle, experts recommend that you use it only when your car isn’t moving. Taking your eyes off of the road for even a moment can prove disastrous.
If you have been involved in an accident in DeKalb County due to a distracted driver, reach out to our office today for assistance. We will help you schedule a free case evaluation at which time we will advise you of your legal rights and help you make the best decisions based upon your unique set of circumstances.