Driving Is Never A Good Time For Multitasking…

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Rules of the Road: Driving Tips

We all have busy lives and try as we might to avoid it, it seems as if we’re always running behind schedule. As a result, we’ve become a multitasking society. This is something that’s become even more true as we go through the smart phone revolution because now most of us carry around a computer in our pockets at all times. This has given us the ability to do things on the go that would have seemed unimaginable just a few years ago.

All of these factors can make it seem like driving during your daily commute is a great time to get things done. Even before smart phones, people have been doing all kinds of things while driving that they shouldn’t be. At one time or another, we’ve all seen another driver applying makeup or eating breakfast or reading their mail when behind the wheel. All of these behaviors take the driver’s attention off the road, which should always be avoided. As a driver, your main responsibility is to staying aware and alert so that you’re keeping the roads safe for you and others.

Many states are implementing laws restricting the use of cell phones, particularly texting while driving. While this is a great step, drivers should take the spirit of these regulations to heart and impose self-discipline when it comes to all possible distractions when driving. Keeping your focus on the task at hand (safely getting to your destination) should take precedence over anything else, no matter how behind schedule you are.

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