We all know distracted driving is dangerous. But, simply driving isn't as easy as
everyone makes it seem, especially when some distractions, like GPS, are a
necessity. Let's talk about the five biggest distractions and ways to handle them.
Beeps, buzzes, rings - silence them
When you get a text, you read it and respond. It's a habit,
but not a good one to have behind the wheel. Same with answering phone calls. Even your music and GPS apps
take your eyes off the road.
New music for each mile
Preset your radio stations, create playlists before long
trips or use a smartphone app to select the next song
for you. You should be watching the road, not looking
for the perfect song.
Don't rush to fill empty seats
For new drivers, a full car can be distracting
(and illegal in many states). Start with one
passenger and follow your state's
passenger limits. A little peace
and quiet isn't bad, right?
Don't drive and dine
Just pull over, stretch your legs and
get something to eat. You don't want
all those crumbs in your car anyway.
This video highlights the stories of three teens whose lives ended too
soon and examines common factors such as inexperience, immaturity,
and speeding that lead to many crashes involving young, novice drivers.
Teens interviewed speak frankly about their driving habits.