What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from driving.
Basically, a driver is distracted when they pay attention to a second activity while driving. This additional activity demands the driver’s attention, which can cause him or her to be less observant or unable to control the vehicle in a safe manner. For instance, a driver’s:
- Eyes are taken off the road to read roadside signs or look at himself in the mirror
- Hands are taken off the wheel when eating, drinking or changing the radio station
- Mind is taken away from driving when involved in any distracting activity, especially using the cell phone and texting
When a driver is distracted, he or she may not drive a consistent speed or control the distance to the car in front or may drive erratically, swerving in his or her lane.
Auto industry studies have generally concluded that a driver should not have their eyes off the road for more than two to three seconds.
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