It seems our lives are getting busier and busier, we are trying to juggle demanding careers with home life, social lives and a plethora of other activities. It is no wonder we are trying to use our time as efficiently as possible by multi-tasking. Unfortunately, this has had an impact on how we drive.
Distracted driving is doing anything that breaks your concentration from the road ahead as you drive. Distracted driving is a major contributor to traffic accidents all over the world. They range in seriousness from ‘fender benders’ to fatal accidents so eliminating distracted driving could save your life.
When most of us think of distracted driving, our minds automatically jump to mobile phones. There is no doubt that they are a distraction. In Ireland, the Road Safety Authority say mobile phone use is an issue in 20-30% of all collisions. But there are many other causes of distracted driving including:
They are things many of us do almost as habit but when you really think about it, have any of them caused you to slam on the breaks as traffic ahead slows down unexpectedly or the car in front stops to turn? It’s a scary moment. Don’t let it happen again by following our tips.
Focusing on more than one thing while you drive puts you and other road users at risk. Don’t take chances that you might live to regret, focus on the road ahead.
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