Distracted Driving Kills! 10 Most Dangerous Habits

Distracted driving maims and kills innocent people. Most people think of distracted driving as texting while driving — and they’re right. Yet, as this video relates, there are so many more forms of distracted driving.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Habits

  1. Texting
  2. Talking on the Cell Phone
  3. Daydreaming
  4. Watching Roadside Diversions / Rubbernecking
  5. Adjusting On Board Electronics
  6. Drowsy Driving
  7. Yelling at the Kids
  8. Focusing on Your Pets
  9. Grooming, Shaving, Putting on Make-Up
  10. Eating & Drinking

Distracted Driving Links

Governors Highway Safety Association: Distracted Driving Laws By State!

Travelers Insurance: Distracted Driving Increases Accident Risk

Drive-Safely.net: The 10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving

New York Times: Pets and Distracted Driving

ABC News: One of the Worst Driving Distractions – Your Kids!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Research on Drowsy Driving

StreetsBlog USA: Voluntary Guidelines for Onboard Electronic Devices

Wikipedia: Rubbernecking

Fox News: Daydreaming Top Cause of Major Accidents

Undistracted Driving

Courtesy California Department of Motor Vehicles

When you are driving, the condition of the roadway you are on and the behavior of other drivers can change abruptly, leaving you little or no time to react. When you are driving, follow these rules:

  • Stay focused.
  • Pay attention.
  • Expect the unexpected.

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“From One Second To The Next” Documentary – It Can Wait

Xzavier, Chandler, Debbie, and Reggie all know the horrors of texting
& driving firsthand. Watch their stories in this It Can Wait
Documentary.

Visit http://www.itcanwait.com to take the pledge, and learn more about the dangers of texting while driving.

I represent people who have been injured in car accidents — cars are the deadliest of weapons.  Distracted drivers who believe that they're different than other drivers, that they are in control when their eyes leave the road, are delusional. It takes no more than a split second for your car to veer off its path and strike an innocent pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist or other car.  The injuries range from whiplash to paralysis to death.

Doing what I do for a living makes me hyperconscious of the perils of distracted driving.

When I see someone texting while driving, my blood begins to boil.  I just want to jump out of my car, run over to that person and shake them into reality, let them know that they are a millisecond away from killing someone. 

Bottom line: Please don't text while driving.

 

“From One Second To The Next” Documentary – It Can Wait

Xzavier, Chandler, Debbie, and Reggie all know the horrors of texting
& driving firsthand. Watch their stories in this It Can Wait
Documentary.

Visit http://www.itcanwait.com to take the pledge, and learn more about the dangers of texting while driving.

I represent people who have been injured in car accidents — cars are the deadliest of weapons.  Distracted drivers who believe that they're different than other drivers, that they are in control when their eyes leave the road, are delusional. It takes no more than a split second for your car to veer off its path and strike an innocent pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist or other car.  The injuries range from whiplash to paralysis to death.

Doing what I do for a living makes me hyperconscious of the perils of distracted driving.

When I see someone texting while driving, my blood begins to boil.  I just want to jump out of my car, run over to that person and shake them into reality, let them know that they are a millisecond away from killing someone. 

Bottom line: Please don't text while driving.