Distracted driving constitutes as any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from driving. These distractions endanger the lives of passengers, pedestrians and drivers and can include any of the following:
- Using a cell phone or Smartphone
- Adjusting the radio or CD player
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Personal grooming
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
What is the most dangerous distracted driving behavior?
Texting while behind the wheel is the most dangerous, as text messages require visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver. Sending or receiving text messages takes the driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which is the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field at 55 mph, blindfold.
What are some safe driving tips to remember this New Year?
- Avoid Speeding.
- Drive Distraction-Free.
- Follow the two-second rule.
- Do not drive impaired.
- Do not drive aggressive.
What is the “two-second driving rule”?
The two-second rule is a good rule of thumb, which requires a driver to maintain a safe following distance at any speed. A driver should ideally stay at least two seconds behind any vehicle that is directly in front of the driver’s vehicle. By following the two-second rule, you will be able to react quicker to road hazards and any unexpected disturbances in traffic patterns.
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