Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

distracted-driver-1.jpgToday drivers encounter many distractions.  People are talking on cell phones, playing with gadgets on their dashboard, tuning the radio, etc.  If you see a car in front of you slowing down and speeding up randomly, chances are the driver is distracted.  What to do?  Drive defensively.

According to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, driving is a full-time job.  They found that 94% of motorists admitted to engaging in distracting activities, such as tending to their children, tuning the radio, and eating.  They also found that 39% of the activities were distracting were while drivers were working.  Also alarming is that between 25-50 percent of accidents occur because of driver distractions.

Automakers are adding more and more gadgets and entertainment systems to new vehicles, which means that people are going to get even more distracted driving.  People will be looking at navigation systems, MP3 players and DVDs, leading to more accidents.  The best thing that drivers can do to protect themselves against distracted motorists is steer clear from them if possible.  In addition, have a road service program just in case of an accident.  You don’t want to end up stranded on the side of the road somewhere because of someone else’s mistakes.

Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 3:21 pm In Road Service  

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