Get to Know the 3 Most Common Forms of Distracted Driving
Over the last few decades, vehicle safety has skyrocketed and made cars much safer compared to the vehicles of old. However, while vehicle safety has improved, distracted driving remains one of the most dangerous and common issues. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,000 lives were lost due to distracted driving in 2019 alone. If you or someone you know needs help minimizing the number of distractions at the wheel, we can help.
Using Your Phone
Smartphones are lifesavers when it comes to certain situations, but they’re dangerous if used while driving. Texting, calling, or simply surfing through multiple apps can take your eyes off the road for more than just a few seconds – enough time to cause devastating accidents.
Perhaps you feel safe eating while behind the wheel or even holding a conversation as you drive to work. The reality is, even when you think you’re effectively multi-tasking, you’re not giving your complete attention to the road.
Discomfort in the Driver Seat
We recommend setting your seat, radio, mirrors, and everything else to the right adjustments before heading out on the road. Discomfort will probably cause you to make these adjustments while driving, which could distract you from what’s ahead.