Your Orlando car accident attorney hears the excuse all the time: “I
just needed to send a quick text. I only took my eyes off the road for
Unfortunately, texts aren’t as quick or convenient as you may think.
The average text takes 4.6 seconds to write and send. That’s a blip
on the radar compared to most measures of time, but while you’re
operating a fast-moving vehicle, that measure of time is roughly equivalent
to driving the length of a football field… blindfolded!
So while texts seem quick and convenient, assign a “designated texter”
every time you’re behind the wheel. If you don’t have a passenger
who can text for you, simply remind yourself that you can wait until the
next red light or convenient stopping point.
And if you do find yourself in a car accident,
contact Carolyn Salzmann for supportive representation!