Top 5 Driving Distractions: Increasing Awareness

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When it comes to drivers there is so much going on that it is very easy for us to take our eye of the road, which is why we thought we would look at the top 5 driving distractions in the hope of increasing awareness. For years we have been distracted with the same things, but it was not until the cell phone took off that a new menace was in town.

It is no secret that the young loves to keep in touch with each other, but I find it hard to believe that they would attempt to text while driving. Well that is just what is happening, as we have seen it for ourselves. You have to wonder how such a thing is possible – especially when some people struggle to send a text under normal condition.

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The second offender is again with the cell phone, but this time it is making/taking calls without the aid of a hands-free kit. In most countries this is now illegal, but we do not know how many times we have seen people talking with a phone in their hand while driving, or even resting on their shoulder so that they have to tilt their necks?

The third most distracting thing while driving has to be eating. OK, so we know that most of us are guilty of this at some time or another, but it is only when you learn of all the accidents caused by this that it makes you reconsider doing it again.

The fourth is yet another that many of us have done, and that is adjusting the radio while driving. However, things are now much easier now that many cars have the controls on the wheel – so no need to take your hands of the steering wheel.

Fifth on the list is applying makeup while driving. Now we all know that women are able to multitask, but this puts a whole new meaning to it. Please remember that all of the above is dangerous to do, as it takes your eyes of the road, which could end in tragedy.

What else do you think should be on this list?