DISTRACTED DRIVING KILLS
Yes – the distracted driving kills. If you text when you’re driving, you are 23 times more likely to crash. You may think that when you’re texting you can still focus on the road but it is simply not true. So much can happen on the road in a split second and if you’re distracted you simply won’t have time to react. Remember that it isn’t just your phone that causes distractions and things like adjusting your radio or looking at your GPS are also dangerous.
Interestingly, you’re also 10 times more likely to be in a crash when you’re feeling sad, angry, or agitated behind the wheel so you must keep this in mind. If you’ve just had a big argument or heard some bad news it could be dangerous for you to drive. Check out this infographic from Hussey Fraser for more information about what distracts us on the road and what you can do to reduce distractions in the car.