There are many instances where multi-tasking is a great idea, but it is
never a good idea while driving. Are you guilty of using your rearview
mirror as a vanity for applying makeup? You may be putting yourself and
other drivers at risk.
While there are some drivers that claim that their driving skills are not
affected by these types of distractions, the truth is that they are dangerous.
Distracted drivers rob themselves of the ability to quickly identify and respond to potential
hazards on the road and greatly increase their chances of getting into a
Why is Applying Makeup While Driving Dangerous?
With morning routines demanding so much juggling, many women leave themselves
with no time to apply makeup at
and instead opt to put it on during their morning commute. Many women
admit to applying cosmetics while stopped at traffic signals or while
stuck in traffic, but others also apply while the vehicle is in motion.
Unfortunately, it is all too common for drivers to steer their vehicles
with their knees or one hand while applying eyeliner or swiping on a coat
Women who use the rearview mirror to apply cosmetics tilt the mirror away
from the proper angle, blocking their view of the back of the vehicle
and leaving them oblivious to tailgating drivers or approaching emergency
vehicles. Additionally, using the mirror in the visor also blocks a significant
portion of their frontal field of vision, making them less likely to see
and respond to an oncoming hazard.
Statistics About Distracted Driving
- According to a UK study, nearly half of women have admitted to it even
though they know it is unsafe.
- Distraction.gov, a U.S. government website dedicated to distracted driving,
reports that in 2011, more than 3,000 people were killed in accidents
involving distracted drivers, and an additional 416,000 suffered injuries.
Harmed by a Distracted Driver? Call Simeone & Miller, LLP
If you have been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver,
please contact ourWashington, D.C. car accident lawyers at Simeone & Miller, LLP for a free consultation. We can help you
determine who was at fault in your accident and may be able to help you
obtain compensation for your injuries, damage to your vehicle, and more.
To discuss your case with our Washington DC car accident attorneys,
call us today. We are ready to protect your rights by helping you file a
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