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Any type of distracted driving can result in an accident

As a driver, you must always understand that any distraction can result in a serious accident. Just the same, you should also keep in mind that others on the road may not be taking the same care as you are. While you're paying attention to everything going on around you, there are others who are daydreaming — or worse.

Here are the three primary types of distracted driving:

  • Manual distraction. A common distraction that includes anything that requires you to take one or both hands off the steering wheel. An example could be picking up a drink or grabbing under your seat for a missing item (such as a toy for your child).
  • Visual distraction. Just as it sounds, this is when you are not concentrating on the road ahead, but instead something in your vehicle, like a cellphone or what's happening in the backseat.
  • Cognitive distraction. This comes about when your mind is not focused on driving, but instead thinking about something else like your day at work or what you're going to do when you get home.

Any type of distracted driving, no matter what it may be, has the potential to cause an accident.

If you're part of an accident with a distracted driver, you shouldn't feel compelled to immediately discuss this. Instead, call 911 so police and an ambulance arrive at the scene. From there, trust that the responding officer will create a report based on what happened.

Once you receive treatment and begin your recovery, you can also learn more about the steps you can take to protect your legal rights.

Source: Esurance, "3 types of distracted driving," accessed May 25, 2018

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