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Multitasking teenagers could cause devastating car accidents

Teenagers in Texas and other states can watch a show online, listen to music through their headphones, do homework and text a friend -- all at the same time. While that might seem like effective multi-tasking, the reality is that the brain does not manage all those tasks simultaneously. It switches back and forth between them, and all this cause slower reaction times. This might not seem life-threatening if the teen sits on his or her bed while doing all this and not behind the steering wheel. However, too many young lives are lost in car accidents caused by distracted driving.

Safety authorities say that the risk remains, even with the use of hands-free devices. They say a driver who is focused on a conversation could miss about half what is going on in the driving environment, with the distraction lingering for almost 30 seconds after the end of the call. Technology has exacerbated distraction hazards by offering infotainment systems that allow voice-controlled calls, emails, texts and even posts to social media.

Not all distractions are hi-tech. Having friends or younger siblings in the car can add to the distractions, along with eating and drinking beverages. Other common distractions include applying makeup, finding something on the floor, in the glove box or on the rear seat. The scenery or an interesting advertising board can cause a distraction that lasts for only seconds -- but enough to cause a devastating crash.

Victims of car accidents that were caused by negligent teen drivers might be entitled to pursue financial relief for economic and noneconomic damages through the Texas civil justice system -- even if they were passengers of the careless teen. However, the victims will have to show that the recklessness or negligence of the teenage driver caused or contributed to the crash. This challenging task can be simplified by the services of an experienced personal injury attorney.

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