Can Your Car’s Infotainment System Cause a Crash?

man pushing buttons on car entertainment system.

The term "infotainment" is a combination of the words "information" and "entertainment" thus, a vehicle's infotainment system is a set of electronic components that provide information and entertainment to the driver and passengers. Infotainment systems can include features such as GPS navigation, climate control, audio and video playback, hands-free calling, and more. While infotainment systems are becoming increasingly common in new vehicles, they can pose a significant distraction.

A Luxurious Distraction

Today's infotainment systems are increasingly sophisticated, offering various features and capabilities. However, this increased functionality can also pose a safety risk, as drivers may be distracted by the system while behind the wheel. In fact, studies have shown that using an infotainment system can lead to an increased risk of accidents.

Safely Use an Infotainment System

When using an infotainment system in your car, there are a few safety considerations to keep in mind. First, it's important only to use the system when the vehicle is stopped and parked. Trying to input addresses or navigate while driving can be very distracting and increase the risk of an accident.

Second, it's best to have a passenger input addresses or control the music while you focus on driving. If you must input information yourself, be sure to pull over to a safe location first.

And finally, don't use the infotainment system for tasks that require prolonged attention, such as composing emails or watching videos. Doing so can take your focus off the road for too long and put you and others at risk.

Dayton, Ohio Car Accident Injury Attorneys

The attorneys at The Attkisson Law Firm have extensive experience helping victims after an injury-causing car accident. We understand that the days and weeks after a car accident can be overwhelming, and we are here to help you through every step of the process. We will work with you to gather all of the evidence needed to build a strong case, and we will fight tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation possible.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today at (937) 230-8330 or fill out our form online for a free initial consultation!


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