Driving: A Privilege That Requires Concentration
Everything that is important to us we concentrate on from the meals we cook to the television shows we watch. We don’t want to overcook the steak or miss something funny that is said on our favorite TV show, which is why we tend to concentrate on it. So why is it that many people fail to concentrate on the one thing that requires the most concentration—driving?
Unfortunately, many people tend to drive distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. When people text or get behind the wheel of their vehicles after drinking or taking illegal or prescription drugs, they lose sight of the fact that driving requires concentration. Because driving distracted or intoxicated can affect one’s concentration, drivers may increase their risk of accidents due to the following reasons:
- Their judgment is affected
- Their reactions may be impaired
- They might miss a traffic signal or sign
- Their driving ability may suffer
Drinking and drugs, as well as distracted driving, can affect a person’s ability to drive safely on the road. When a person’s driving ability is compromised due to drinking, drugs, or cell phones, a person’s concentration on driving decreases and the risk of accidents increase.
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident or a drunk driving accident in South Florida due to another driver’s negligence, contact a skilled personal injury lawyer in Broward County at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-807-1334 for a complimentary consultation today.