The Top Driving Distractions

By: Glady Reign

For most car owners, their vehicles become the extension of their homes, offices, and all other places in between. You see, this is very evident in the fact that once you do get inside a vehicle, you would find various stuff like books, papers, clothes, shoes, and all other various things.

However, experts in the industry are saying that such items could actually bring with them some kind of distraction for the driver. After all, we all do know that driving is a task that needs one's total concentration and attention. And the statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) say that with drivers doing multitasking and having their attention divided upon the various number of things that they need to attend to, the numbers of crashes could surely go up and would not lessen down. Just imagine that the driver would be like a that has got tons of information loaded it would take some time to recognize one task after another.

Edmunds.com shares with its reading public some of the top driving distractions that drivers do face each day - especially if their vehicles become the extension not only of their homes but also of their schools or offices or other hobbies for that matter.

Talking with friends or other passengers is one top driving distraction and it is very applicable especially to younger drivers. This is because many drivers do tend to focus more on the topic at hand than on the road ahead.

The use of your mobile phone is also a driving distraction. And experts do say that it does not matter if you are using a headset, a hands-free set or using one of your hands to fidget with your gadget. Of course, sending SMS messages applies, too. One grand piece of advice would be to keep that mobile phone away and check on it when you are already safely parked.

Your radio is also a distraction. Of course we do know that playing your favorite songs while doing your driving could help you be relaxed during your travel, did you know that when you do take that couple of seconds to change your CD, you are actually endangering yourself and your passengers? Yes, experts suggest that it is better off for you to tune in to a radio station instead of playing a CD.

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