Eberstein & Witherite Reviews Top Distractions for Truck Drivers A truck driver who engages in distracted driving may cause a horrific accident reports Dallas auto accident attorney Amy Witherite
DALLAS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dallas auto accident attorney Amy Witherite has written numerous articles about the dangers of distracted driving. It's something that almost every driver has done at some point—made a call to a spouse, texted a friend, ate a hamburger, changed the CD, or turned around to resolve a backseat argument between the kids.
In fact, even professional drivers drive "while distracted." Truck drivers spend hours every day on the road. This may lead them to think that they are better drivers than other people and that they can handle distractions better than other drivers. This thinking, coupled with the boredom of driving long stretches on dull highways, could lead to disastrous consequences.
Common truck driver distractions include:
- · Texting;
- · Talking on a phone;
- · Sending email on a smart phone;
- · Using the Internet or other apps on a smart phone;
- · Preparing to eat and eating a meal;
- · Looking at a map;
- · Reviewing work-related paperwork;
- · Recording driving hours or other work-related information;
- · Lighting and smoking a cigarette;
- · Digging through a bag to find something; and
- · Looking to the sides of the road to find restaurants or other places to stop.
Unfortunately, a truck driver who engages in distracted driving may cause a horrific accident that seriously injures or even kills innocent victims. If a truck driver's distracted driving caused an accident that injured you, you should contact a truck accident lawyer in your area. This article is presented by the Dallas truck accident lawyers at Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. For inquiries, call 214.378.6665 or visit http://www.dallastexaspersonalinjurylawyers.com.
Media Contact: Amy Witherite, Eberstein & Witherite, 214.378.6665, AWitherite@ewlawyers.com
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