Have you ever come to a red light at an intersection and noticed all the other stopped drivers have their heads bowed? They are probably not praying. More than likely they are texting.

Distracted Driving

The National Safety Council reports that on any given day more than 700 people are injured in crashes due to being preoccupied.

Three categories of driving are:

Defensive Driving

Distracted driving is directly opposed to defensive driving. The categories of preoccupied driving are really habits acquired over your driving life. Just like any habit, preoccupied driving habits can be changed. Changing your driving habits to defensive driving habits only requires a change in focus.

After all, defensive driving is no more than a set of skills, such as:

A Notch Above

With the prevalence of cell phone use, the number of accidents involving texting and driving has increased considerably. Unfortunately, drivers will continue their preoccupied driving habits and car accidents will continue to happen.

By becoming a more defensive driver, you will increase your chances of never being in a car crash. If, however, someone’s failure to pay attention to the road has resulted in a car crash, call the car accident and personal injury lawyers at Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm at (763) 406-7000 for a free consultation to discuss your case.