A Marietta driver received back-to-back report and citation numbers after getting into two accidents in less than an hour on Monday morning, according to Fox5. The second accident involved a parked police car with its blue lights activated. A spokesperson for the Marietta Police Department posted about the incident on the department’s Facebook page, noting that the driver was found to be sober, but told the police that she was distraught and had a lot going on in her life this year.
There are three types of driver distractions that can result in car accidents. Many people are aware of visual distractions that cause a driver to look away from the road, as well as manual distractions, which cause the driver to take their hands from the wheel. However, cognitive distractions — which take a driver’s attention away from the task of safe driving — are also a hazard. While fortunately no one was injured in the back-to-back accidents involving the Marietta driver this week, distraction is a confirmed or suspected factor in around half of all motor vehicle accidents that occur on Georgia roadways, according to a report from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, including many fatal and serious injury accidents.
“Only drive if your head is in the game,” the department’s Facebook post read, reminding drivers that operating a vehicle is a huge responsibility and that distractions have no place behind the wheel of a car.
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