DON’T BE THE DD!….Distracted Driver that is.
Mentally making your grocery list in your head for the week, texting your best friend back real quick or looking at that weird bumper sticker on that car next to you…I think we all have been guilty of getting distracted while driving once or even daily. When you hear “distracted driving” its easy to think that means just totally taking your hands off the wheel and your mind somewhere else. But in reality, if your attention isn’t 100% focused on the road in front of you, you are driving distracted. Surely, holding an apple in one hand while the other is on the wheel isn’t all that distracting…right? Think again.
There are 3 ways you can be driving distracted:
- Visually – Taking your eyes off the road.
- Manual – Taking 1 or both hands off the wheel.
- Cognitive – Moving your focus from the road to somewhere else.
Reading a funny billboard? Reaching in the back seat to grab something? Making 4th of July plans in your head? You’re driving distracted. There is one major distraction that actually involves all 3 keys above…texting. [Read more…]