Car Accident Attorneys in Cincinnati, Ohio
Driver distractions are the leading cause of car accidents in Cincinnati. Taking one’s eyes off the road, even for a split second, can lead to a very dangerous situation. At Freking Myers & Reul, LLC, we are a Cincinnati based personal injury and employment law firm specializing in car accident litigation. There are a number of things, which you as a driver can do to avoid distraction while driving, thus drastically decreasing the likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident.
Avoiding Driver Distraction
Do Not Surf the Radio
Changing radio stations not only takes your eyes off of the road but it refocuses your attention. Select the music or station you would like to listen to before driving. If you would like to make a change to the CD or station while driving, have a passenger do it for you. If you do not have a passenger, wait until you are at a stop light or your car is in park.
Use a Hands-Free Cell Device
Many states now require that a driver use a hands free device if they are talking on a cell phone while driving. Even if your state does not require the use of a hands free set it is in your best interest and the interest of others on the road that you use one. The state of Ohio allows localities to determine driver cell phone use restrictions individually. Be sure research the cell phone restrictions in your area to make sure you are in compliance.
Ignore Passengers When Being Distracting
If you have passengers in your car who are being distracting, do your very best to ignore them. Your best bet is to ask them to stop, in the case that this does not work you may want to pull over or take a break until you feel comfortable driving again. Allowing yourself to get distracted puts you and your passengers at risk.
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