Merging and Distracted Driving DO NOT MIX!

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Helping You Drive Safely

It can be a high anxiety situation, you’re trying to enter the freeway, cars on the freeway are whizzing by and you’re trying to keep an eye on the cars in front of you. Drivers in the cars behind you are eager for a chance to merge. It can be chaotic and you’re the one at the gate.

A merge is one of the highest risk maneuvers that you do as a driver. As a driver you have to pay attention to things happening in front of you, the things happening behind you, and the things happening two lanes to the left or two lanes to the right. This complicates things because as human beings we can really pay strict attention to only one thing at a time.

This morning during my lovely one hour commute into the office, I had the pleasure of getting very close (too close) to several cars around me during a merge.  The congestion occurred because someone was attempting to multi-task by fighting traffic and talking on the cell phone.  I couldn’t believe it when this person thought it would be a good idea to weasel her way in by driving on the left shoulder to cut off all of the cars that were in the process of merging.  This made a bad driving situation even more dangerous because she wasn’t paying attention to the driving task.

In the office, I am a fan of multi-tasking, but on the road…not so much! 

For information about merging and distracted driving, visit www.DefensiveDriving.com and check out our Safe Driver Resources at https://www.defensivedriving.com/safe-driver-resources/index.asp.

DefensiveDriving.com is committed to making our roads safer!  As the first online driver safety course in Texas, we are dedicated to providing the most educational driver programs available!

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 92969 ratings and reviews.

Elizabeth TX, United States
This has been simple, straightforward and easy to follow instructions!
Karina
easy to use!
Marissa
Awesome!
Christopher
Fast and easy
Michael TX, United States
Very good class. Enjoyed the information
Barbara United States
Great and easy process to register.
Amy TX, United States
Easy! Thanks for providing everything in one place.
Andre TX, United States
Fast and easy to use
Savannah TX, United States
Amazing and easy.
Julisa
Very easy
Marco
Easy to navigate.
Melissa
Thanks for making it affordable. I already had to pay out the nose with the court.
Robert
fast, hassle free.
Tera
Easy navigation!
Carolina TX, United States
Quick, simple, and it was what I needed.
Kaehla
Fast and easy!
Adam
It is straight to the point
Jose
The website is easy to follow I would suggest it to anybody.
Hanna
Easy and quick
Oanh TX, United States
It was simple and fast.
Neha TX, United States
Easy and simple
Mark TX, United States
Easy to navigate
Anthony
easy to use
vanessa TX, United States
Easy to follow and complete
Justin TX, United States
Simple
Alexa
Easy!
Mario
Simple, easy to understand and watch
Christopher
amazing
Daniel
Quick and easy, very sufficient and helpful.
Garrett
Very convenient
Kimberly TX, United States
Videos were very interesting, informative, and not boring. Quizzes were easy.
Pearlle United States
Great site
Lewis TX, United States
It was fast and easy to follow and complete.
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course