If a distraction causes you to react a 1/2 second slower, your chances of being involved in a crash doubles.
- Inside Vehicle
Keep the volume low enough that if another vehicle is honking at you, you would still be able to hear it. Never use headphones while driving.
Ensure your pets are safely restrained in a car carrier or seatbelt (for larger animals).
Can add to distraction by encouraging risky behaviour (ex speeding, risky passing etc).
When you are the driver, you are fully responsible for what you do.
Passengers can assist by dealing with navigation systems, pets, cell phones, texts etc.
Dangerous as it often involves eating/grooming with one hand and driving with the other.
Avoid the distraction and give yourself enough time to eat/groom before the vehicle is in motion, or deal with it at a rest stop.
If your route involves toll highways or bridges, have that money ready.
If you MUST attend to something else while driving, be sure to lengthen the space between you and the vehicle ahead.
Glance briefly but do not take your attention away from the road.
Interesting or beautiful views out the window
Crowds of people
Tech and Distracted Driving
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Smart Wheel anti-texting device