When it comes to driving distractions there are four common ones that come to mind: Food and drink, cell phones and other people. Each individual category has a lot of other sub texts which will be talked about later in this article.
So is this distracted driving a serious problem in the United States? You bet. Distracted driving is what causes more than nine vehicle accidents a day, 1060 of which results in physical injury according to an article on the CDC web site. The same site also suggests that drivers under the age of 20 are more susceptible to a wreck than the rest of us. Which leads to the next question.
How does one avoid all these distractions? The answer for each distraction is a little bit different.
If you are going to eat drink while driving, first of all it absolutely should never be alcohol. Most states have open container laws which prohibit drivers from having open bottles of alcohol in their vehicle while driving. [Read more…]