A cognitive driving distraction is one of three basic types of driving distractions:


	Visual driving distractions, in which you take your eyes of the road (text messaging)
	Manual driving distractions, in which you take your hand or hands off of the steering wheel (talking on a cell phone
	Cognitive driving distractions, when you take your mind off of the task of driving. Examples of cognitive distractions include using hands-free cell phone devices, using voice-controlled texting, thinking deeply, and even listening to the radio.



	
		
			
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A recent study conducted by researchers and funded by AAA Motor Club has discovered that some cognitive distractions can be just as hazardous as manual and visual distractions. For example, using voice-controlled texting can be more distracting than talking on a handheld cell phone.

How can you help prevent car accidents caused by cognitive driving distractions? More than anything else, overall awareness of mental distractions can reduce the number of distracted driving traffic accidents. Stay mindful of your thoughts while driving and check that your mental focus is on driving your vehicle. Whether talking to someone else, listing to an audio book, or using your car’s voice command controls, you should know that you are at greater risk for an accident when distracted by any of these. In general, if a call or voice-controlled text can wait until you are done driving, then wait.

If you have been injured in a Washington car accident that may have involved a cognitive distracted driver, you may be owed compensation for your injuries and other damages. To learn more about your case from an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney, call the Andrew Kim Law Firm today: 800.636.3676. Your initial consultation is FREE.

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A:

A cognitive driving distraction is one of three basic types of driving distractions:

  • Visual driving distractions, in which you take your eyes of the road (text messaging)
  • Manual driving distractions, in which you take your hand or hands off of the steering wheel (talking on a cell phone
  • Cognitive driving distractions, when you take your mind off of the task of driving. Examples of cognitive distractions include using hands-free cell phone devices, using voice-controlled texting, thinking deeply, and even listening to the radio.

A recent study conducted by researchers and funded by AAA Motor Club has discovered that some cognitive distractions can be just as hazardous as manual and visual distractions. For example, using voice-controlled texting can be more distracting than talking on a handheld cell phone.

How can you help prevent car accidents caused by cognitive driving distractions? More than anything else, overall awareness of mental distractions can reduce the number of distracted driving traffic accidents. Stay mindful of your thoughts while driving and check that your mental focus is on driving your vehicle. Whether talking to someone else, listing to an audio book, or using your car’s voice command controls, you should know that you are at greater risk for an accident when distracted by any of these. In general, if a call or voice-controlled text can wait until you are done driving, then wait.

If you have been injured in a Washington car accident that may have involved a cognitive distracted driver, you may be owed compensation for your injuries and other damages. To learn more about your case from an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney, call the Andrew Kim Law Firm today: 800.636.3676. Your initial consultation is FREE.