Talking to friends and family on facetime while driving is never a good idea as it can put you at a higher risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. In this case you should contact a car accident lawyer. We’ve all heard stories about drivers who are using their phones on the roads or seen horrific crash videos that show the dangers of facetiming while driving.
Some billboards urge road users not to use their cell phones to text, Facetime, or call while driving. Unfortunately, many people don’t heed the warnings and continue to Facetime while driving.
Why Shouldn’t You Facetime while Driving?
In many states, it’s illegal to use your phone while you’re driving. This is because it will distract you. Even if you take your eyes off the road for a second, you can be at a higher risk of being involved in an auto accident. Research shows that you’re twenty-three times more likely to crash if you’re using your phone.
You’ll be taking a significant risk by using Facetime while driving. And you may be putting your life at risk. Research by the National Safety Council has shown that every year about 1.6 million car crashes are caused by drivers using their phones.
As well as putting your own life at risk, you’re also risking the lives of your passengers. You’re also risking the lives of other road users or pedestrians. While driving, you’re responsible for the safety of your passengers and also for other motorists. Kids and animals sometimes seem to appear from nowhere and run onto the road. If you aren’t paying attention, you could easily end up killing someone.
While facetiming and driving, your reaction time will be impaired and will be considerably slower than usual. This means that you’ll take longer to stop your vehicle and may cause an accident. You’ll then need to contact a car accident lawyer. If you need to make a facetime call, it’s best to pull over at a convenient location rather than use your phone while driving.
Robert J. Debry & Associates, Utah
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident and are searching for legal advice, you may like to contact Robert J. Debry and Associates. They are highly experienced personal injury attorneys. The team can give legal advice about collisions and may be able to help you claim compensation.