3240 S. Florida Ave., Suite 201,
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Bradenton, FL 34202
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6231 66th Street N.,
1945 East Bay Drive,
Largo, FL 33771
Phone: (727) 597-4787
It may sound cruel, but as social advertisement says “If you text and drive, your next message may be your last”. How often do you use a mobile phone while driving? Urgent message or call from family member, social media scrolling while waiting for the green light, navigating with a GPS – those are just few examples of how mobile phone can be a dangerous distraction for a driver. Use your headphones instead of picking a phone and do not text while driving, even if you wait in the traffic jam or on the lights, says Dr. Chowdhury, auto accident doctor Largo.
How tempting is it to stop by a drive-through restaurant after a long hard day of work? Or eat in the car in the morning before an important meeting for which you may be late? It may be hard to resist, but you should resist. Driving is a complex multitasking activity, so by deciding to eat you add another task to your list. This causes the loss of attention and control increasing your likelihood of making a mistake, hence getting into an accident .
Most of the people confess that in the case of danger on the road they will treat their pets just like family members. With our furry friends constantly moving about all through the drive (in most cases), it is impossible to avoid being distracted while driving. Make sure you make your pet comfortable and provide appropriate restrains within the car before you drive, so your pet doesn’t interfere with your driving.
Squabbling or bored children can be a major distraction. Your task is to provide various entertainment options for them as well as food and drinks within their reach. Needless to say, follow the regulations regarding car baby seats in your state, as this is the basis of secure driving, say auto accident doctor Largo.
Driving into the sun at dawn or dusk may be nice, but very uncomfortable from a driver’s perspective. Auto accident doctor Largo urges you to wear sunglasses and putting down the sun visor if you happen to drive during sunset or sunrise. You may need to adjust your seat, so the light doesn’t blind you. If the light still distracts you, stop and wait another 10 minutes for the sun to move. Take this time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
When something unexpected happens in the car or on the road, it’s likely that you will lose your focus and control over the vehicle, which usually leads to an accident. Sometimes even minor things such as a spider in the car, an animal on the road, a cyclist’s turn can distract a driver and cause a panic reaction. Auto accident doctor, Largo suggests to keep yourself calm and stop for a moment to cool down before joining the traffic.
Applying makeup, putting some clothes on, fixing your hair, looking for lipstick in your purse can all be very dangerous activities when you are driving. Keeping the focus on the road is essential whilst driving, so do not create additional distractions by yourself, even if you think you are an experienced driver.
If you have been injured in a car accident and need immediate help, visit our auto injury clinic in Largo, Pinellas Park, Bradenton or Lakeland. Our patients’ well-being is our priority; if you suspect you have a neck injury, or are suffering from any other common auto injuries, don’t hesitate to contact our office, where our professional staff will help you recover.
Please keep in mind that if you have life-threatening injuries, you should seek medical help at the emergency room right away.
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