Driving Habits That Put Motorists At Risk

images-40.jpgMotorists today are more distracted than ever. Drivers are making phone calls, adjusting dashboard gadgets, playing with the radio, etc. If you’re driving behind a vehicle that is speeding up and slowing down randomly, there’s a good chance that the driver is preoccupied. The best thing that you can do in this instance is drive defensively.

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety says that it is a full-time job to drive. In a survey, they found that 94% of drivers admitted to performing distracting activities at the wheel. For example, they tune the radio, tend to children in the backseat, and eat. Also, 39% of motorists were actually working at the wheel. That’s right, they are preparing for their jobs while driving. Also disturbing is the fact that 25-50% of car accidents happen because of distracted drivers.

Carmakers continue to add additional gadgets and entertainment systems to new cars, which results in drivers becoming more distracted than ever. People become concerned with DVDs and MP3 players, and navigation systems, which lead to accidents.

There will always be distracted motorists on the roads, so the best thing you can do to keep yourself safe is drive defensively and avoid being tempted by distractions. Also, make sure to have a roadside assistance program in case you do end up in an accident.

Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 5:36 pm In Roadside Assistance Program  

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