Distracted Drivers Are Dangerous So Prepare Yourself With Emergency Roadside Assistance

In today’s society, drivers deal with a multitude of distractions. Drivers are playing with gadgets on their dashboards, tuning the radio, taking calls on their cell phones, etc. If you see that the car in front of you is accelerating and slowing down sporadically, it most likely means that the driver is distracted. In this situation, it is important to be safe and drive defensively.

According to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, driving is a full-time job. They found that 94 percent of drivers admitted to engaging in a variety of distracting activities like eating, tending to kids, and tuning the radio. In addition, they found that 39 percent of the distracting activities occurred while drivers were working. Lastly, between 25 and 50 percent of accidents that happen are a result of distracted drivers.

Automakers keep adding more entertainment systems and gadgets to the new vehicles that they produce. This means that drivers will only become more distracted. Drivers will be paying more attention to mp3 players, DVDs, and navigation systems, which in turn means there will be more accidents. The best thing that drivers can do to protect themselves from distracted drivers is to completely avoid them if possible. Be aware of the signs of a distracted driver and keep your distance. Also, it is a smart idea to be signed up with emergency roadside assistance in the event that an accident occurs. The last thing you want is to end up stranded on the side of the road due a distracted driver’s mistakes.

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 8:34 am In Emergency Auto Assistance  

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