Car accidents can occur in a split second. To keep Kentucky’s roads safe, you have to stay alert on the road. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are always awake, alert and not distracted. While you may be confident in yourself, you have to be aware of other drivers. When it comes to distracted driving, how can you tell that you are dealing with a compromised driver?

 According to the NHTSA, in the United States, distracted driving was the cause of 3,166 deaths in2017. How avoidable a distracted driving accident is creates more tragedy.  While you cannot control other drivers, you can keep your reflexes on high alert if you can spot a distracted driver.

Distracted drivers may drift into the wrong lane, miss traffic signs or brake too slowly for obstacles. If see the driver of a vehicle texting or talking on the phone, fiddling with the GPS or stereo or any other activity that may distract him or her from the road, then you may be dealing with a distracted driver. This is particularly true if he or she drives erratically or occasionally slips up on the road.

Safe drivers do not have many distractions. When you can spot a distracted driver, you can act accordingly. If it is better to pull over until you know that you are safe, then you can. Likewise, you can choose a distance to keep from the driver, to ensure that you do not find yourself in a wreck.

This article provides information on distracted driving but is not legal advice.