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Is new car technology causing more accidents?

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2021 | Auto Accidents

As modern cars become more advanced and innovative, the technology in the cabin continues to evolve to offer a higher level of accommodation to drivers. Unfortunately, this also means drivers can become more distracted while spending time behind the wheel in Florida.

The risks of in-car technology

Studies show that infotainment screens are one of the main causes of distractions because they can cause drivers to take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel. The high resolution and vibrant colors on the screen can lead to distractions, especially as more features become more available. Drivers can perform more tasks while driving around and often attempt to perform different functions instead of keeping their attention on the road.

How to avoid car accidents

Even if you don’t get distracted behind the wheel, you can’t stop other drivers on the road from engaging in risky behavior. If you want to avoid car accidents, it’s important to practice defensive driving by following the speed limit. Reduce your speed in inclement weather conditions when the roads are icy or wet so that you have more time to stop suddenly if needed. It’s also necessary to scan the road at all times to look for any hazards that may be present. Performing the necessary maintenance and repairs on your vehicle in a timely manner can help you avoid issues that lead to car accidents as well.

Who can you contact for legal assistance?

If you’re involved in a car accident, contact a personal injury attorney to review the details of the case and help you seek compensation. A legal professional may inform you of your rights and work directly with the other driver’s insurance company in an attempt to settle outside of court.