Yes, taking selfies and live streaming while driving is distracted driving. The NHTSA reports that sending or reading one text message takes a driver’s eyes off the road for 5 seconds. How long does it take to get that perfect shot? Or to get that camera angle just right? Not only does the act require the driver to take their eyes off the road, but it also requires him or her to take their hands off the wheel.
Despite the clear danger, there are thousands of selfies and videos posted on social media of people while driving their vehicles.
Distracted driving leads to lucky near misses and collisions. It can cause soft tissue injuries, broken bones, serious spinal cord injuries, and death to unsuspecting victims.
If you were in a collision caused by a distracted driver, the attorneys at Murphy & Landon may be able to help you. We represent victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and pedestrian accidents in all three Delaware counties. For a free consultation, contact us at www.msllaw.com, 866-939-8100 or 302-472-8100.