Distracted Driving: It’s Not Limited to Just Texting

drivingAs we all know (or maybe not), texting while driving in [astStateFull] is considered an offense punishable by law.  The reason behind the law is that texting takes focus away from the main task: driving.  When you text, you are distracted from paying attention to the road, and you could lose that split-second timing that may be necessary in dire situations.  That second you are not paying attention can be the second your lose control of the vehicle or miss someone crossing the road in front of you.

But texting is not the only type of distraction you should be concerned with on the road.

When you are driving, your main focus should always be on the road and immediate surroundings.  Taking your eyes off the road for even a second, or taking your hands off the wheel could be all you need to cause an accident.  Here are some of the more common distractions that you should avoid when driving:

  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Fixing your makeup
  • Shaving
  • Changing radio stations
  • Talking on the phone
  • Not properly cleaning your windshield
  • Turning around to talk with someone in the backseat
  • Staring at an accident or at someone pulled over by the police
  • Anything that takes your eyes off the road

Of course, it does not take much to become distracted while driving.  But preventing distractions can help save lives.  Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel to keep everyone involved safe and secure.

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