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Distracted driving is on the rise

| Aug 18, 2020 | Injuries |

The number of people in California driving while distracted, such as using a phone or other devices behind the wheel, is increasing. Drinking liquids is another leading cause of distraction while driving. Distracted driving is dangerous and can lead to car accidents, injury, and death.

Distracted driving study

An artificial intelligence study by Netradyne analyzed the distracted driving habits of 1,248 drivers. These participants were 18 years or older, had a license, and drove a car on a regular basis. The results showed that most drivers think driving is becoming less and less safe over time. Of all the participants in the study, 82% expressed concern that distracted driving was becoming more common, and over half of the participants admitted they could be a better driver. Out of these drivers, 20% has a point on their licenses or received a fine related to distracted driving.

Study goals

The firm, Netradyne, that conducted this analysis hopes to use AI to improve driver safety and reduce the frequency of distracted driving. AI can be employed to produce better driving training programs.

Since the distracted driving is avoidable, accidents that occur while the driver is voluntarily distracted are entirely preventable. According to the study results, 29% of the drivers enjoyed the idea of using AI.

You can avoid distracted driving by keeping focused on your route instead of using your phone, drinking liquids or other activities that hinder your ability to pay attention to the road. However, car accidents are common, and distracted driving is still on the rise. If you or a family member has been in a motor vehicle accident and injured, reach out to a a personal injury attorney who may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable and recover the compensation you are entitled to.

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