Rand Spear, Philadephia Car Accident Attorney, has worked many car crash cases that involve distracted drivers. You may think that cell phones are the main distraction to drivers, but children in the car are often just as distracting, or even more so.
In their 2014 study, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that kids in the car is a major distraction to their driving parents. If you are a parent, you likely know this to be true. Keeping children – especially young children – happy and calm in the car is no small feat. Many moms give their kids snacks, change DVDs, and pick up dropped toys, all while navigating their cars. And, while you can silence your cell phone, you can’t do so with your children.
Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving with Children in the Car
The following are some of the tips that Spear suggests for parents of small children when they are driving:
Parents’ Driving Behavior Makes a Difference
In addition to the above tips, how you drive when you have children in the car also matters. While most new parents will say that they are safer drivers since their children were born, statistics about their driving behaviors say otherwise:
About one out of ten new parents have been in an accident with their baby in the car. That is an amount that is comparable to newly-licensed teenage drivers.
About Philadelphia’s Car Accident Lawyer, Rand Spear
If you have been injured in a car accident, you need a personal injury attorney to represent the best interests in your claim. Let car accident attorney, Rand Spear, help you with your case. Contact his office today at 215-985-2424 to get the help you need.