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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