In many ways, excessive technology use has made the roads more dangerous in Virginia. Increased video conferences have added another layer to the issue. With more companies relying on video conferences instead of in-person meetings, an increasing number of drivers have reported that they have trouble paying attention to the road.
How do video conferences affect your driving habits?
Some employers have switched to a virtual model that involves working online and attending video conferences. Many employees start to feel bored and “zone out” during the meetings. When they hit the road after work, they have trouble concentrating on the highway. This can lead to an increased risk of car accidents.
In a recent study, over half of the drivers surveyed admitted that they have trouble concentrating on the road after watching video conferences all day. As a result, many states have reported an increase in car accidents. This could contribute to an increase in injuries, fatalities and conversations with personal injury attorneys. To make matters worse, thousands of people engage in distracted driving every day by glancing at their smartphones or trying to send texts while they’re on the road.
The study also revealed that younger drivers are more likely to get distracted on the road. Over 60% of millennials and Gen Z drivers admitted that they had trouble concentrating on the road while less than 50% of Gen X drivers reported feeling distracted. Either way, a car accident can result in injuries and legal trouble for everyone involved.
What should you do if someone hits your vehicle?
If you’re injured in a car accident, you have the right to consider a personal injury lawsuit against the motorist whose negligence caused it. Talk to an attorney today to learn about your options.