La Sorsa & Beneventano Attorneys at law
Call For A Free Consultation 914-821-6922
Serious New York Trial Lawyers Seeking Your Best Results

Taking selfies while behind the wheel can be deadly

There is no question that distracted driving can lead to deadly car accidents. In 2017 alone, accidents involving distracted driving killed 3,166 and thousands others were injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Despite New York state laws which prohibit motorists from using their hand-held cell phones while driving, people continue to text and drive. Some continue to take it a step further by taking selfies while driving and then posting them on social media sites. This practice is extremely dangerous, as it involves all three forms of distracted driving.

Drivers who take selfies while behind the wheel must take their hands off the steering wheel and eyes off the road for a significant period of time in order to snap the perfect pic. Furthermore, when taking pics and posting selfies, drivers' focus is not on the road, but on the immediate task at hand. Surprisingly enough, a number of people engage in this hazardous behavior, increasing the risk of a catastrophic accident.

A search on Instagram of posts under #drivingselfie brings about 3,727 finds, and #drivingselfies shows more than 1,800. An alarming 9,700 posts are found under #drivingtowork. Other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, show similar results. Furthermore, drivers are not the only ones posting selfies under dangerous circumstances. Boaters and even pilots have posted pics of them in the act of operating equipment. Officials reiterate that the safest method is to avoid using all electronic devices while behind the wheel. Motorists should keep their eyes on the road, hands on the steering wheel and concentration driving. 



No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email La Sorsa & Beneventano »

Discuss Your Case With One Of Our Experienced Lawyers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Image

Our Location Information

3 Barker Ave. Suite 375
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-821-6922
Fax: 914-682-3740
White Plains Law Office Map

Review Us