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Inattentive Driving - Are you a distracted driver?

December 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

We’ve all been guilty of inattentive driving at some point in our lives.  Whether you are distracted by the playful banter of your friends in the back seat, or your toddler’s vociferous demands for that must have toy or treat, as driver’s we should always be mindful of focusing our attention to the task at hand – driving safely.

Focus your attention.  Being a safe driver means being both physically and mentally prepared to drive. Being well rested, alert and attentive enables you to respond quickly to sudden changes in the traffic pattern or other erratic drivers on the road.  Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind on the drive.

Taking your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or your mind off the driving task puts you and others at risk.  People, objects, or events inside and outside your vehicle can distract you.

The next time you slam on the brakes to avoid a crash, recognize that you may be distracted.  You’re doing more behind the wheel than you can safely manage.

Take a break if you have difficulty focusing.  Safe driving requires a clear head and a sharp focus.

Remain calm and reduce your stress on the road by allowing plenty of time to reach your destination.

And remember to avoid high risk driving mistakes by taking charge of your driving behavior and reducing your crash risk.

 

Tags: Driving Safety · Driving Tips

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