There are three ways to avoid distracted driving:
- Keeping your hands on the wheel
- Keeping your eyes on the road
- Keeping your mind on your driving and avoid target fixation
Remember, you can’t do a single thing or help a single person if you don’t get there. Studies show that when a driver is not focused on the road for just 4.6 seconds at 55 MPH that it’s equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.
Always increase your safety zone if distractions arise to improve reaction time and to avoid other drivers who are distracted around you. Let’s just stop, and remember “WIN:” What’s Important Now.
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