Kevin McCullough of Mazow McCullough discusses distracted driving, and some ways for both drivers and pedestrians to stay safe.
There’s a law here in Massachusetts against distracted driving. The purpose of that law is to prevent or avoid injuries. The problem is, people aren’t following the law. Way too many drivers nowadays are operating motor vehicles using their cell phones, eating food, drinking a beverage. If you’re driving a motor vehicle, whether it’s a highway or a side street, you need to pay attention to what’s going on around you. Whether it’s a motor vehicle in front of you, beside you, or that small child that could run into the street chasing that ball.
Pay attention to the roadway. If you’re a pedestrian, don’t assume that the driver of that motor vehicle is going to stop for you at that intersection. Take the time to hit the traffic signal. Wait for the light. Cross in the crosswalk. Make eye contact with that driver, give them a wave. Make sure that they know that you’re about to cross the street. There are a number of different things that we can all do to avoid collisions, incidents, and injuries. Be mindful of that, follow the law and do everything that you can to be safe.