As a parent, driving with your children in the car is inevitable.  At times, it can also be rewarding and serve as some quality time for a good conversation. Other times, however, it can be distracting and dangerous. 

Obviously, and despite the dangers, you will need to keep driving with your children in the car.  Learning about the dangers for serious Atlanta distracting driving accidents is important and can potentially save your children and you from being in a crash.

How Children Can Be a Driving Distraction

Whether you are driving with toddlers or teens, many of these distractions are likely familiar to you:
  • A Child Wants a Snack. The child wants a drink, a book, a doll, a phone or whatever else that requires you to reach into the backseat, diverting your hands from the wheel and your attention from the road.
  • A Child is Inconsolable. When your child is crying in the backseat, it can be difficult to stay focused on driving safely because you naturally become concerned about your child.
  • Siblings are Fighting. Sibling rivalry is never fun for parents, but it can become quite distracting and dangerous when it takes place in the car or minivan.
  • Somebody Needs Something. Whether it be a dropped blanket, a cell phone that gets stuck in the seat or anything else, children may request (rather loudly) that you help them find the coveted object immediately.

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer if You’ve Been in a Crash

Unfortunately, not all parents are able to remain undistracted while driving with their children in the car, and not all Georgia distracted driving crashes are preventable.  If you or your child have been hurt by a distracted driver then you may be entitled to damages. Please contact an Atlanta car accident attorney at The Dover Law Firm for more information.  We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.