Are smartphones to blame for distracted driving in Rochester?

by William Mattar | September 28th, 2018

Smartphones are responsible for many distracted driving accidents in Rochester but not all of them. When people think of a distracted driver, they usually picture a driver talking or texting who is paying no attention to car in front of them.

Why Accidents Happen on Rochester Streets

Speeding

While smartphone distraction represents a cause of accidents, speeding is another leading reason for multiple-vehicle accidents. Crashes involving drivers going at high rates of speed also send more people to emergency rooms with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Drunk or Drugged Driving

Accidents caused by intoxicated drivers happen mostly in the evening and on weekends in Rochester. When driving during these hours, remain vigilant for vehicles that are driving extremely slow. They often are swerving from one side of the road to the other, or constantly slowing down and speeding up.

Reckless/Negligent Driving

Tailgating, ignoring stop signs/signals, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and speeding are all types of reckless or negligent driving. A citation for reckless driving means that driver was well aware of the risks he or she posed to other drivers. Negligent driving indicates a driver who does not exercise reasonable care on the roads. Texting and driving is an example of negligent driving.

Driving Too Fast for Road Conditions

How many times have you seen drivers speeding on snow-covered roads and wished you could tell them to “SLOW DOWN” before they slide into another car and hurt someone? Even roads made wet by a short rain shower can be slicker than dry pavement. Some accidents in Rochester can be avoided by simply reducing speed, putting the phone down and paying attention to the road.

Have You Been Injured By a Distracted Driver in Rochester?

Compensation may be available if you suffered serious injuries due to a distracted driver. Call William Matter today to schedule a free consultation appointment with an experienced car accident lawyer. They will evaluate your case and determine if you qualify for adequate compensation.