The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Driving can be one of the most fun and relaxing activities. Driving down a scenic street, road or highway can be a memorable and enjoyable activity. By taking a leisurely drive you can erase the stress and problems that you face in your daily lives. However, driving is also full of potential pitfalls due to weather condition, roadway hazards and other drivers. Because of these potential dangers, you need to have your full attention on the roadway and other vehicles and not be distracted by other activities while behind the wheel.

Recently one of the biggest dangers that drivers face is not on the roadway but inside the car. Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of accidents on the roads. There are many ways that people can be distracted while driving. They include talking on the cell phone, texting while driving, finding a radio station, talking with passengers and many other ways that could potentially lead to accidents.

States have recently come up with legislation that prohibits forms of distracted driving and provides punishment for drivers that are found to have broken the law. The other way to help prevent distracted driving, especially by teens, from being a problem is through prevention and education. To help learn more about the dangers of distracted driving, please feel free to review the following information:

Distracted Driving Defined

Cell Phones and Cars

  • National Survey – Informative phone survey results outlining the behaviors of people who are behind the wheel and phone usage.
  • Cell Phone Distractions – Information from the FCC on the dangers of using a cell phone while driving.
  • Driving and Cell Phones – Useful site from the state of Delaware telling how using a hands free device can save lives.
  • Phones and Distracted Driving – Informative page of information from Harvard Medical School on why cell phone usage while driving can be distracting.

Texting and Driving

Teens and Distracted Driving

Other Car Distractions

  • Seven Distractions – Listing of the seven worst distractions while driving.
  • Distracted While Driving – Helpful article discussing some of the common distractions that we face while behind the wheel.
  • Driver Distractions – Information on some of the most common causes of distracted motorists and accidents.

Distracted Driving Prevention

  • Prevention Tips – Tips on how to prevent being a victim of distracted driving.
  • Distracted Driving Prevention – Site providing information on what can be done to prevent drivers from being distracted.
  • Preventing Distracted Driving – Helpful site with information on what can and should be done to prevent driving while distracted.
  • Prevention Ideas – Information on the Distracted Driving Prevention Act and other measures that can be taken to prevent dangerous driving situations.

Distracted Driving Resources

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