Essay On Distracted Driving

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Stay Focused on the Big Picture When it comes to driving, we all like to view ourselves as good drivers however, we got too comfortable with our skills and started taking for granted the basic rules of the road. Distracted driving can not only harm or kill a driver, it can also harm and or kill your loved ones who are riding with you, and very much do the same for other people who are involved in this type of accident. Let’s take a closer look at what distracted driving is, how it affects others, and what can be done to avoid such careless driving. What is Distracted Driving? Distracted Driving is any activity that diverts attention away from driving, this includes talking or texting on your phone, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Driving requires lots of focus…show more content…
It is common for people to try and multitask while driving. It can range from obvious distractions such as crying or fighting kids in the back seat to eating lunch behind the wheel. Any task which takes your attention away from the road is considered a distraction. Even if your eyes are focused on the road while eating or drinking, shifting your food from hand to hand, looking down when you spill, or burning yourself on a hot cup of coffee could all take your attention away from the road just long enough to cause an accident. The list of driving distracted examples could go on and on. Some people even take it as far as shaving or applying makeup while driving. While it is impossible to outlaw all distracted driving, many states have created laws against the biggest offenders such as cell phone usage and driving under the influence. Distracted driving can be extremely dangerous and result in horrific accidents. The severity can range from minor vehicle damage all the way to a totaled car and devastating injuries and or possibly even
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