Have you done this while driving?

Are you guilty of any of these everyday behaviors while driving? 

  • Eating, drinking and smoking. These all create safety problems because they often require you to take your hands off of the wheel and take your eyes off of the road. Drivers who eat or drink while driving have trouble controlling their vehicle, staying in their lane and have to brake more often.
  • Adjusting the radio, cassette or CD player.
  • Talking, texting or emailing on a cellphone or smartphone.
  • Interacting with other passengers. This is particularly a problem from novice or teenage drivers. If you are a teen driver with other teens as passengers, statistics show you are more likely to have a crash than if you are driving alone or are driving with adult passengers.
  • Searching for or moving an object in the vehicle.
  • Reading or writing.
  • Personal grooming (combing hair, applying makeup).
  • Rubbernecking when passing a crash scene or a work zone.
  • Looking at people, objects or events happening off of the roadway.

STAY FOCUSED to avoid becoming the FACES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING!

Source: Distracted Driving (pa.gov)