We are about to hit the time of the year where there are a lot more cars on the road, with tourists and our own adventures. Let's all look out for one another out there on the road again this year. A recent study found that 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes are caused by driver distractions.
Keeping hands at ten & two, constantly scanning the horizon and mirrors, and keeping a safe following distance are all trademarks of the safe driver. Eating a cheeseburger, texting a boyfriend, and blasting Lady Gaga are all trademarks of everyone else.
While safety may be first in everyone’s minds, it’s typically last on everyone’s to-do list, which is why the following distractions get people in trouble.