In the article, “Driven to Distraction” (from upfront published on March 13, 2017) it explains that texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. Teens who text while driving spend 10% of the time outside their lane. That can also live your brain with less cognitive load to focus on driving. When driving you cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention.
We all know that is illegal to touch your phone while driving except if you’re handing it to a passenger. Many teens drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to do it anyway. When cell phone is used while driving, it can sometimes lead to an accident. Millions of crashes each year. More likely to cause a worse accident than drunk driving. To be more safe and to have others safe you should always put your phone out of the sight not in your lap where it’s within easy reach and you can also put your phone on silence so it can’t distract you. Obviously if you need to urgently text pull over park and do it off the road. Remember that always keeping your eyes on the road is very important, not on your phone, as you could be saving lives and not causing accidents.
How can you reduce the risk of using your phone while driving?