The Top Five Distracted Driving Behaviors

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Safety Info on Distracted Driving

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Below are the top five distracted driving behaviors by Mercury Auto Insurance:

  1. Using a cell phone
  2. Reaching for objects rolling around in vehicle
  3. Looking at objects or events outside of vehicle
  4. Reading
  5. Applying makeup

Let’s be honest with ourselves, we’re all guilty of at least one or more of the above. If so, then we’ve all unknowingly put ourselves and others in danger. However, being more aware of these driving distractions will help save lives and money.

Updates on Distracted Driving Verdicts

For the past several years, distracted driving involving the use of cell phones and other electronic devices has commanded the attention of federal and state legislators, agencies and, more recently, civil and criminal courts. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people were… Click to read more of the PDF “Violations of Laws against Distracted Driving Negatively Impact Defense of Civil Lawsuits and Increase Exposure for Civil Verdicts”.

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