The popularity of driving with headphones can mostly be attributed to the use of portable MP3 players and cell phone applications. As people travel with more of their music libraries directly in their control, some prefer to listen to music directly from the music player, as opposed to using an adapter system to play the music through their vehicle’s speakers. While this may be a less expensive alternative to sometimes pricey adapters, the amount of information that is lost to the driver can be dangerous.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a negligent driver, you may be able to seek compensation by filing a legal claim. Contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your claim today.
Problems on the Highway
While there are some visual means of communication on the road, many warnings for drivers are audible, such as horns or sirens. With headphones in such close proximity to a driver’s ears, it can be difficult for that driver to hear these signs, which places each driver in the area at risk for an accident. The following signs can be drowned out by headphone use:
- Car and truck horns
- Pedestrian warnings
- Locomotive horns and crossing bells
- Emergency vehicle sirens and horns
Failure to hear these sounds can create serious accidents. It is legal to wear headphones while driving in Wisconsin, but it is not advisable, and drivers may be ticketed for inattentive driving by police officers.
Contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874. Professional legal advice can help inform you and your loved ones on how the law can work for you.