An increasing amount of accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted.
It only takes a second for a driver to take his/her eyes away from the
road and collide with another vehicle, motorcycle or even a pedestrian.
Distracted driving is a major contributor to
automobile crashes across the US. Each year, between 4,000 and 8,000 automobile accidents
related to distracted driving occur. In the US, distracted driving contributes
to nearly 50% of all automobile crashes reported each year
Tips for Avoiding Five Common Driving Distractions
Prevent Driver Fatigue: Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night and abstain from driving if you’re
Put Down the Mobile Devices: We recommend that drivers completely refrain from using a cell phone while
driving. However, if it is necessary to make a phone call, utilize a hands-free
device or headset that allows you to keep your eyes on the road.
Don’t Focus on Roadside Distractions: If you happen to pass by an accident scene or other roadside distraction,
keep your eyes on the road ahead and refrain from glancing over while
your vehicle is in motion.
Limit Conversations Inside the Car: A conversation with passengers in the car can also cause distractions
while driving. So it is important for drivers to keep talking to a minimum
while the vehicle is in motion.
Leave Interior Controls Alone: Some vehicles are equipped withautomatic climate controls or redundant climate and sound system controls
on the steering wheel which allow drivers to keep his/her hands on the
wheel while making adjustments. However, if your car does not have these
features, be sure to adjust all settings before driving.