Why Distracted Driving Is So DangerousThe second Law of motion states that force is equal to mass times acceleration (f = ma). To put that into English, it means that the heavier and faster you’re going, the harder it is to come to a full stop. The average American car weighs more than 4,000 pounds. That’s a lot of mass. With so much mass, it means that the force required for your brakes to bring you to a full stop will depend entirely on your speed. When you travel at only five-miles-per-hour, the force is small and your brakes will stop your car within a few feet. Increase that velocity to 60-miles-per-hour, and the force required is much greater, and thus, you travel a greater distance until you come to a complete stop. There is another thing about f = ma. The faster and heavier you are, the harder the impact will be upon collision. Increasing damage and the risk of bodily injury. For these reasons, it is imperative that you reduce the amount of distractions when you drive so that you can keep yourself and your passengers safe on the road. Unfortunately, not all drivers are aware of this fact and actively participate in dangerous driving practices. When this happens, car accidents are more likely to occur. If you are the victim of a car accident, our LA law firm can help bring you the proper compensation for your damages.
Distractions to Avoid While You Drive
- Texting and Driving
- Adjusting the Radio
- Distractions on the Road
- Loud Passengers
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.If you must attend to your passengers, like if your child spilled his water and is crying, we recommend pulling over in a safe area to take care of the mess.