As you are rushing around trying to get as many errands done as possible, your toddler in the backseat starts screaming because he is thirsty and his empty bottle just went flying across the front seat.
But you hardly noticed because you were daydreaming about the night out you have coming up without the kids.
Distractions are inevitable in life and you will have distractions that happen while you are driving. Distractions can come from inside the car, outside the car and inside your head. These seemingly innocent distractions are dangerous because they can cause an accident.
Clear Vision Auto Glass, your windshield replacement service in New Jersey, offers tips to stay focused while driving.
Scout Your Trip
If you aren’t quite sure the directions to get to where you are going, look them up before you leave to get a general idea as to where you are going. Looking up directions while you are driving is as bad as texting.
If you need to check to see if you are heading in the right direction, pull over when it is safe.
Prep a Playlist
All is going well on your trip when the radio station you are listening to starts playing a song by the Eagles. And since you hate the Eagles, you are quick to start making adjustments to your car stereo.
You might not think it is a big deal, but at this point, you are now driving distracted. It is far better if you have a playlist or mixed CD with all of your favorite tunes so you don’t have to bother messing with the car stereo.
Don’t Groom and Drive
While it can be very tempting to check your makeup or pick at your teeth while you drive, it should be avoided at all costs. If you think about it, it is very hazardous to check your hair while traveling down the road doing 50.
The same holds true for drivers who eat on the road. Stuffing a pizza down your pie hole while driving might not be terribly distracting, but it gets very dangerous when that hot cheese drips down the front of your shirt.
It is perfectly acceptable to have small talk or even a serious conversation while you are driving. But make sure you keep the subject of your conversations on the light side. You never want to break up with a boyfriend or girlfriend while driving or have a discussion about politics.
You are Never the Exception
More than 80 percent of drivers on the road have admitted to using their mobile device while behind the wheel. And over 80 percent of drivers think that other people can’t multitask, but you can.
No, you can’t. You are not the exception, using your mobile device while driving is a huge distraction and will get you in trouble, it is just not worth it.
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