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Dangers of Driving While Wearing Headphones

One of the most common activities in which people participate while driving is listening to music. While this can be a fairly harmless activity, it can quickly become distracting. This is especially true if drivers choose to listen to music using earbuds or headphones. Because they are unable to hear anything besides the music, they are choosing to put innocent lives in danger.

Studies have found that one in five drivers under the age of 30 admitted to using headphones while driving at least once. Using headphones eliminates a driver’s ability to hear anything else on the road. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a driver’s inattention on the road, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Risks of Earphone Use

Drivers need the use of more than just his or her eyes to safely operate a motor vehicle. When you are unable to hear anything besides music, you can miss the following important sounds:

  • Emergency vehicles including ambulances and fire trucks
  • Crosswalks warning sounds
  • Railroad crossing warnings
  • Vehicles honking their horns warning you of an accident

Also, sorting through songs on a personal music player can be as distracting as texting or using a cell phone while driving.

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If you have been hurt by a reckless or otherwise irresponsible driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Green Bay car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options with one of our qualified legal professionals.