Written by attorney Jeffrey Glenn Blackwell

The Three Categories Of Distracted Driving

Thousands of people are injured or killed each year due to a distracted driver. Traffic professionals generally classify distracted driving into three main categories. Texting is especially dangerous because it involves all three types of distracted driving. What are these categories? They are:

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Some activities involve more than one type of distraction. Texting is the perfect example because it involves all three. In the last two decades, the rate of reported accidents from distracted driving has skyrocketed. Much of the blame falls on cellphones and portable electronic devices. I believe the rates are vastly underreported. That is, many more accidents were caused by distracted driving. For more information, please read our website and blog. We have a website section devoted to distracted driving and have written several blog posts discussing the research into this issue.

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