Technology, like tablets and smart phones have made it so that everyone from a CEO of a company to a struggling owner of a start-up can be available for “meetings” at pretty much any time of the day. Sadly, this mentality is the same mentality that leads to many distracted driving accidents.
Examples of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents these days, but it’s not just isolated to smartphone and tablet use. There are many different types of multi-tasking while behind the wheel that can be just as dangerous. These are some examples:
- Using a wireless device, such as a cell phone
- Talking to and interacting with passengers
- Reaching for CDs, food, or falling objects
- Programming radio stations or tinkering with dashboard controls
- Applying makeup or other personal hygiene-related actions
- Unwrapping food, opening a canned drink or other movements when eating at the wheel
- External distractions such as pointing out a funny billboard or pedestrian
- Talking or singing to oneself
Make Driving Priority Number One
The key to avoiding distracted driving is to make driving your first priority. Those other tasks can wait. It only takes a fraction of a second of your attention for an accident to occur.