Are You a Distracted Driver?

What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is any activity that distracts your attention from the road. A distracted driver not just puts his/her life in danger but that of others too. The driver, passenger and other people on the road are at a risk of getting injured or killed due to distracted driving.

You will be surprised to know that distracted driving has become second nature to people. Although most people don’t get behind the wheels of a car with the intention of getting distracted when driving, they don’t always give undivided attention to what is happening on the road.

The number of accidents that are caused due to distractions has increased drastically. The distractions are endless in this age of technology. Examples of distracted driving include:

  • Talking on a phone
  • Texting
  • Grooming
  • Leaning over to pick things
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Reading directions including maps
  • Trying to use a GPS navigation system

In most cases, you take your eyes off the road only for a few seconds and that is all it takes to cause a lot of damage. A kid may be crossing the road or the traffic signal may still be red. If you don’t pay attention to these small things, you may get involved in avoidable accidents.

When you are not focused on the activity of driving, you increase the risk of accidents substantially. We have started multitasking to save time but this can prove disastrous when you are driving on the road.

Sending a quick text or checking the office email or just fiddling with your phone can distract you from driving safely. Whether you are driving slow or fast or have stopped at the traffic signal, you need to completely focus on the road. A small distraction can cost you big. Pay undivided attention when driving on the road for your safety. This article is in collaboration with, our partners in this post, Reddman-Toll Nissan encouraging you to stay safe.

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