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What Are the Different Types of Distracted Driving?

Posted on December 20th, 2017

Too many drivers today overestimate their abilities behind the wheel. They use commutes as time for multitasking – eating and drinking on the way to work, finishing last minute personal grooming, or sending emails and texts. According to the FCC, every day 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured because of distracted driving. Most do not consider the dangers of distracted driving until it’s too late. Learn the different types of distracted driving, the most common culprits, and how to avoid becoming a distracted driver. Visual Distraction: Eyes Off the Road Visual distractions mean anything in the cab of the car or outside the car that draws the eyes away from the road. Many drivers mistakenly believe they can take their eyes off the road long enough to read a text, fiddle with the radio, unwrap fast food, or rubberneck a crash without losing control of their vehicles. This dangerous misconception has led to thousands of fatal accidents in the past. Roadside billboards, looking into rearview mirrors too long, or looking at a passenger as you chat can present dangerous visual distractions. If you’re prone to taking your eyes off the road, take some steps to change this behavior.…

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