All of these situations can lead to distracted driving which is becoming a serious epidemic in our country. Many people, however, feel distracted driving isn’t a big deal because, after all, it’s a way of life. We justify it by saying the consequences of distracted driving will never happen. As adults, we’re more experienced than teens and can do a better job driving distracted.
Whatever the distraction may be, taking our eyes off the road can lead to dangerous outcomes. Therefore, take a minute to think about the reasoning above. Does it really make sense? Is a text or email worth risking your life?
PROPERTYCASAULTY360 published an article titled, “10 Deadliest Driving Distractions.” Some of the distractions include:
- Pets moving around in your car;
- Other occupants;
- Cell phone use; and
- Gawking at accidents or other off-road drama.
Here are some additional resources that can help you prevent distracted driving in 2015.
Ten tips to avoid distracted driving
Distracted driving affects all of us
Tips and resources to help prevent distracted driving
And when willpower fails, here are some apps that can help.
Take care and be safe on the roads this year!