We all spend time in motor vehicles. Whether it is our own personal vehicle, another person's vehicle or public transportation, we all rely on motor vehicles to get us from place to place. There are certain times of the year when individuals in New York and elsewhere plan to take to the road. Holidays are a great reason to plan a family vacation. However, many others have that same idea. This results in an influx of traffic and a heightened risk for fatal automobile collisions.
There are times when it is safe and unsafe to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. It is unsafe when a driver is intoxicated, taking certain medication, is angry, fatigued and distracted. It is safe when a driver is able to abide by the rules of the road, fulfilling his or her duty to drive safe. When a driver is negligent, this is the perfect recipe for disaster. An automobile collision is not something everyone can walk away from. A fatal accident not only takes away lives but impacts loved ones survived by the deceased.
Due to our busy lives, we all tend to tackle more than one thing at a time. Multi-tasking has become survival mode for many, but it is not something that should be done in all environments. Take texting for example. It is perfectly safe to do while you are at home cooking, at work checking emails and at the store while you are shopping. However, it is not something you should do while you are driving. Multitasking behind the wheel can put a driver, their passengers and other travelers on or near the roadway at risk.