March 14th, 2019| Distraction is everywhere on our roads. You can be distracted by mobile devices, loud passengers, and your own rear-view mirror. When we identify the causes of distraction, we’re less likely to be tempted by them. That’s why it’s important to understand exactly how we become distracted behind the wheel. There are three basic types of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive.
Focusing on the Road AheadThough we’re all prone to distraction, we can focus by keeping a few safety tips in mind.
- Keep your mobile devices out of reach to avoid temptation.
- Keep the music at a reasonable level at all times.
- Make sure your passengers understand that you need to be paying attention to the task of driving.
- Establish a habit of pulling over when you need to use your mirror, eat, or drink.