Driving distractions to avoid

Distractions are easy to come by when driving. Driving requires your full attention – but most people get easily distracted. Here are some of the most common things that will likely distract you! 

Cell phones

While almost all of us have our cell phone on us at all times, they can be a dangerous distraction while driving. Aren’t you often tempted to quickly grab your phone and check what that last message that came through was? Better not! Cell phones distract drivers and often lead to accidents. Cell phones should rather be used in emergencies only – even hands-free devices can make you miss cues to avoid an accident.

Feeling drowsy and tired

Another leading cause of distracted driving – and a cause of accidents, drowsy drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers. Being drowsy may just mean that you will drop off or fall asleep – possibly ending up in a crash.  

Passengers and engaging conversations

Passengers are a great source of distraction. From engaging conversations to more activity – all of which can pull your focus off the road. Even a split second could land you in trouble!

Multi-tasking while in the driver’s seat

Eating food, doing your make-up or hair – or even reading a newspaper while sitting in traffic or driving may seem like a time-saver, but it takes your full focus off of the road.