Distracted Driving- An Insight

It would be inaccurate to blame the technology for all instances of distracted driving. Distractions that conflict with an individual’s ability to drive a motor vehicle safely may come from a broad variety of sources. But the use of technology, and cell phones in particular, is probably the most visible cause of distracted driving accidents and deaths. According to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), speaking on a cell phone while driving increases your likelihood of a crash or near-crash event by 4-5 times-if you type in on that same device, you are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident. Keep in mind that in just one second, a car traveling at 100 km / h moves nearly 90 feet. It takes only a second or more of the concentration lost to be at risk of an accident. Learn more by visiting distracted driving.

Possible Distracted Causes

Other technology types such as GPS devices, DVD players, laptops , tablets, and music players may cause driver distractions, in addition to cell phones. A driver’s attention can also be divided by operating the car’s internal controls for radio, climate control, seat and mirror adjustment, and windows. Other common distractions within the vehicle may include conversations with passengers, active passengers, unrestrained pets, attempts to read maps or directions while driving, personal grooming, and eating or drinking. Out-of-vehicle distractions can include turning too much attention away from reading signage or advertising, pedestrians, accidents and emergency scenes, other vehicles and cyclists, rude driver behaviour, street noise like horns and sirens, construction and even scenery.

Stop impaired driving

Distracted driving can be almost totally eliminated with a little preparation and the right mindset. If you are usually able to fly and know what not to do when driving, you are much less likely to confuse yourself.

Before driving your AudiTT:

If you are unfamiliar with the vehicle, take a few minutes to know and understand the controls.

Before you reach your car, all personal hygiene should be done.

If you are hungry or thirsty, eat or drink something before traveling. While in the car this means one less distraction.

Know the direction you are heading to. This includes advising maps or preparing your GPS before beginning your ride.

Seat and mirrors adjust.

Keep some reading material out of reach to minimize distracting opportunities.

Make sure that when you move, nothing is moving around in your vehicle.

Before you start the car make sure children and other passengers have everything they need.

Pets should be caged in the rear seat or otherwise covered.

If you need to turn on the heater or air conditioning for your vehicle, do so before you leave for your destination.

Set your music player or radio before you drive.