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Daydreaming while driving

Driving in North Carolina can be a source of relaxation and heading down the road with nothing but music and great scenery to keep the driver company. The flip side of that coin is that car crashes can be devastating, injuring drivers and possibly mortally wounding them. Therefore, it is worth looking into some of the main reasons behind car collisions as well as how best to avoid them.

Of all the reasons behind car crashes, studies found that one of the biggest issues is being distracted from the road. It is estimated that almost 10 percent of all car crashes can be attributed to losing focus and being inattentive. What's more, almost two-thirds of distracted drivers in a study were individuals who were just daydreaming while behind the wheel whereas drivers too immersed in their electronic devices to pay attention to the road formed a meager 14 percent of distracted drivers

Seeing as a killer on the road is people's tendency to daydream when they are bored, experts are looking for ways to address the issue. The problem here is that the culprit is not some piece of technology that can be prohibited on the road; instead, the real issue is human nature. Ergo, there might not be an easy fix. Self-driving cars might initially make the problem worse because they make it easier for whoever is behind the wheel to lose touch with reality, yet they still require the driver to be focused and to take over when necessary. This is why several car manufacturers are trying to find ways to keep the driver's attention on the road.

The fact of the matter is that people will have to do their best to give the road their undivided attention. However, if someone does get involved in a car crash, it may be advisable to reach out to an experienced lawyer for advice on the best possible course of action.

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