Which Florida Distracted Driving Habits Are the Most Dangerous?Tampa Bay Legal News
We are a country that likes to multitask. Whether you catch up on your favorite TV show while you are folding the laundry, listen to a podcast while you eat dinner, or practice your presentation for work while you are in the shower, we love to try and accomplish more than one thing at a time.
Multitasking, however, is something that should never be done behind the wheel. While all distracted driving is dangerous and can cause serious car accidents, the behaviors listed below are the most common and, therefore, the most dangerous.
Texting and Driving
In spite of the ongoing nationwide safety efforts begging people to refrain from texting and driving, a recent survey conducted by a car insurance company discovered that 30% of drivers admitted that they have sent or received text messages while they were driving and 75% of people claimed that they have seen other drivers texting behind the wheel. The survey also revealed that more than half of all drivers between 18 and 34-years-old text regularly while they are driving.
Checking Social Media or Email
The majority of modern vehicles come with on-board entertainment systems and navigation systems that make it easy for drivers to send and receive text messages, check their email, and post to their various social media accounts. Many people argue that these features encourage distracted driving due to the fact that they are always at hand and so easy for drivers to use. Even though most of these systems can be used hands-free, they still cause drivers to take their eyes off of the road and their concentration off of the task at hand.
Taking Pictures or Video
Another popular kind of distracted driving that has to do with smartphones and other electronic devices is drivers recording videos or taking pictures of themselves behind the wheel to post on social media. Taking your hands, eyes, or focus off the road increases your odds of being involved in a serious car accident.
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