Distracted Driving Is Really, Really Bad!

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Driver Safety For You & Your Family

cb9326b7ea6f81961cb622ce07acfc27Have you ever found yourself taking a call, texting while driving or doing anything that does not involve the task of driving while behind the wheel? Well, this is called distracted driving. I did some research to see what the buzz is about distracted driving and found some alarming information.

There are three main types of distraction:
• Visual — taking your eyes off the road
• Manual — taking your hands off the wheel
• Cognitive — taking your mind off what you’re doing

Recently, I have encountered many drivers consumed with participating in non-driving activities while operating a vehicle that have nearly collided with my vehicle or swerving lane to lane, almost hitting another vehicle. The bottom line is distracted driving is bad, as it employs all three forms or distraction.

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