Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer at Flager & Associates Comments on Report about Google Glass, Driver Distractions

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Randall C. Flager of Flager & Associates says drivers should avoid using Google Glass while behind the wheel, even if there are no laws prohibiting wearing such devices.

Our experience shows us that anything that takes your focus away from driving can pose a risk. This study seems to support the idea that texting while driving in any form is dangerous.

Commenting on a study that finds texting using Google Glass technology can be dangerous, Philadelphia car accident attorney Randall C. Flager today said drivers should avoid all types of distractions and maintain safe driving habits.

Flager weighed in on a Sept. 25 Reuters news report (Driving while texting with Google Glass as distracting as phone: study.”

“We’ve known for years that texting while driving is a dangerous combination,” said Flager, a car accident attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. “That’s why it’s illegal in Pennsylvania to use your cellphone while driving to send or receive text messages. As personal injury lawyers, we have seen firsthand the devastating impact of texting while driving. Our experience shows us that anything that takes your focus away from driving can pose a risk. This study seems to support the idea that texting while driving in any form is dangerous.”

Flager said drivers should do their part in preventing accidents by avoiding any distractions. “Driver distraction is nothing new, but it seems to be a growing problem,” he said. “As technology advances, drivers have more ways than ever to become distracted. That’s why we urge everyone to leave devices out of reach and focus on driving.”

According to Reuters, the study conducted at the University of Central Florida found no significant difference between Google Glass and smartphones when it comes to a driver’s reaction to an unexpected traffic event.

With Google Glass, drivers can send text messages using voice transcription technology as well as head commands. While drivers wearing the device might still be looking at the road ahead, their thought processes remain affected, which can affect their ability to react to traffic situations, according to researcher quoted by Reuters.

Eight states currently are considering laws that would prohibit drivers from using Google Glass-like devices while behind the wheel.

“We understand that Pennsylvania is not one of the states weighing the idea of introducing legislation banning the use of Google Glass by drivers, but lawmakers in Pennsylvania should seriously consider such proposals,” Flager said. “Even if such laws are never passed, we believe drivers should make responsible decisions. That means they should avoid all distractions, whether it’s using a smartphone while behind the wheel or wearing a Google Glass device.”

Flager said anyone who is injured or who loses a loved one because of a distracted driver should seek the advice of legal counsel. He said a lawyer can protect their rights and fight for compensation for their losses.

About Flager & Associates
With offices in Trevose, New Hope, Philadelphia, and New Jersey, Flager & Associates serves the legal needs of personal injury victims throughout the five-county area. Working tirelessly to protect the rights of injury victims involved in car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog attacks, and many other types of personal injury cases, Flager & Associates has a well-earned reputation as a Philadelphia law firm that fights diligently to earn clients the compensation they deserve. An AV-rated Philadelphia personal injury attorney, Randall Flager is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for a small percentage of trial attorneys who have obtained settlements or verdicts totaling over $1 million for their clients.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, discuss your legal options with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney. Call Flager & Associates at 215-953-5200 for a free case evaluation.

Flager & Associates main office is located at:
1210 Northbrook Dr
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

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