As a passenger in a car, you likely know the driver. The driver may be a relative, a coworker or a friend. So, what can you do when you notice that the driver is using a cell phone while driving? You wouldn't get in a car with a driver who was drunk, but will you be as steadfast when it comes to a driver who is distracted?

3 Ways to Stop a Distracted Driver

There is no one right way to stop a driver from using a cell phone and driving. However, you may take one of the following approaches with the driver:
  1. The Compromise Approach: Please pull over until you are done with your call. I am not comfortable traveling with a driver who is using a cell phone.
  2. The Offer a Solution Approach: Can I finish your call for you so that you can concentrate on driving?
  3. The Education Approach: Driving while talking on a cell phone is not safe. Please put your cell phone away until we reach our destination so that nobody gets hurt or killed in a distracted driving crash.

When to Call an Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney

If you have been hurt as a passenger in an Atlanta distracted driving accident, then you may be entitled to damages. It is important to protect your legal rights and potential recovery by calling an Atlanta auto accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident injuries.

The experienced Atlanta auto accident attorneys of The Dover Law Firm invite you to read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim and to call us at 1.770.518.113.

Read more about distracted driving accidents in our FREE library article: Why Atlanta Drivers Use Cell Phones When They Know They are Dangerous.
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