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Using Music Players and Headphones While Driving
It is widely known that using cell phones for calling or texting while driving can be very dangerous. However, there are many other common behaviors that drivers routinely engage in which endanger the lives of others, though they may not be aware. One such behavior is choosing to drive while listening to a personal music player through headphones.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent motorist, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to pay for damages. The Cedar Rapids car accident lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., are dedicated to fighting for the legal rights and interests of our clients. Do not hesitate to contact us today at (319) 294-4424.
Portable Music Player Dangers
When drivers choose to use portable music players behind the wheel, they are compromising not only their attention, but also one of their most important senses – hearing. Drivers need the use of their ears while driving in order to react appropriately to the following:
- Other vehicles approaching from behind
- Warning horns to alert drivers to a potential accident
- Emergency vehicles passing
- Ridges or grooves on highway warning you that you are approaching the median
Portable music players can also be distracting when the driver is choosing songs, adjusting volume, or otherwise turning attention away from the road.
To fight for the financial compensation you need if you have been harmed in an accident caused by a driver who was wearing headphones, contact the Cedar Rapids car accident lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424.