People love to multitask whenever they can; however, doing that while driving can have hazardous results. You can end up getting in a major accident or cause someone else on the road to. There are multiple things you can avoid by being a safer driver, tickets, repairs to your car and most importantly, your health. Here are a few things people have been known to do while driving that has caused major problems among other drivers.
With the invention of better and greater technology to keep people connected come some challenges. People feel that they need to be connected 24/7, and that includes while they are driving. If someone sends an important email or text they feel that they need to read it right then and reply. That can be very dangerous and has caused many accidents. There are many statistics that prove that checking your email or texting while driving is deadly. You can make people wait, the safety of you, your passengers and other drivers are more important than any email or text that you receive. You can help avoid checking your phone by putting it out of reach before you start driving, or you can put your phone on silent before you start your journey. These things will keep your mind off your phone and help you focus on the road.
Another surprising thing that people do while driving is putting on make-up. With the rush of each day there are things people don’t have the time to do before they leave their house. If you are stopped at a stop light you may think its ok to put some mascara on before it turns green. This causes you to believe that you are safe and not causing anyone else harm. If you take longer than expected people can think you are going and rear end you when you least expect it, if your head is close to the windshield you can end up getting major injuries. You should leave putting make-up on at home or somewhere safe.
Along with these other major factors are eating. Eating while driving can be a very distracting thing. If you get some fries to go with your burger then you have to fit them somewhere and find them each time you want one. If you look down each second to get one fry then you may end up running into someone or something. If you bring your coffee with you each morning and drink it on the way, you can spill on your suit and try to clean it before you get to work, which is another distraction. Enjoy your food more and eat it outside of your car. You probably think driving while drinking is an obvious factor in safety, but many people don’t realize what exactly constitutes as being over the limit. Many states require anyone over a.008 limit to be considered a DUI (driving under the influence). That is usually one beer in most people. Heavier individuals may be able to drink two, but that is it. The point is, don’t ever think your distracting behavior in your car is ok, because that is when an accident is likely to occur.