Continuing in our series on “Types of Distracted Driving”, let’s talk about another one of the biggest ordinary everyday causes of distraction. This one is a little more difficult to avoid than the others… Passengers.
It goes without saying that driving with a child in the back seat can be very distracting. Whether you’re looking in the rearview mirror to see what’s going on back there or you’re dealing with a messy or upset child, it’s easy to find your eyes taken off of the road for a minute. The best bet to avoid driving distracted in this scenario is to make sure to have everything prepared BEFORE hitting the road and if there’s a problem pull off of the road to fix it.
Friends and Other Passengers
In general, driving with friends or other passengers is a-okay. Occasionally though, you may find yourself in a scenario where you have a passenger who requires too much attention. Conversation is fine, but be sure to make driving priority number one and focus on the road. This tends to be more of a problem with younger drivers, as they are less experienced and the passengers may be a bit more excited or unruly. Teach your teen driver that it’s okay to ask their friends to respect the fact that they’re driving.
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