Not many people are fortunate enough to walk away from a crash without suffering some form of physical injury. The physiological and emotional trauma that a person endures is in addition to the physical injuries and scars that stay on the body. According to national estimates, about 9% of car accident victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as "PTSD." This is in addition to the other medical conditions that result from a car crash, such as depression and phobias.
If not operated properly, a motor vehicle is no less than a weapon on the road. The speed at which it travels, in addition to its size, make it hazardous in the hands of someone who is not focusing on driving. This is why distracted driving is so dangerous. A driver takes their hands, eyes and mind off of the road and, while there are various forms of distracted driving, such as daydreaming, eating, checking the GPS, talking to someone in the passenger or back seat or even drowsy driving, the most dangerous and pervasive form of distracted driving is texting and driving.
You may be one of those in Florida who enjoys shopping from home more than going out into the crowds, especially during the holiday season. Shopping online is easy and convenient. You may pull out your phone or tablet and take care of a few gifts on your list on your lunch break or while your child is in dance class.