Distracted drivers – what are they doing?
We all know about those drivers who zip around town while busy with their phone or – yes, it’s happened – their laptop. But do you ever wonder what the rest of the distracted drivers on the road are up to while they’re out causing auto accidents?
A report from the Department of Transportation (DOT) NHTSA details these dangerous behaviors behind the wheel – in order of highest occurrence first:
- preparing to eat, eating or spilling food or drink
- reaching for something or leaning
- cell phone use (including dialing, answering, and talking)
- manipulating audio controls
Younger drivers are more likely than older drivers to engage in distracted driving behaviors. So, the next time you get behind the wheel take note – you aren’t one of these dangerous distracted drivers, are you? And take a few minutes to talk with the young people in your life about the importance of focusing on the road and avoiding the tragedy of an auto accident.
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