Driving with distractions

Driving With Distractions

There is no reason to have all of these distractions when you are driving. Recently, a couple of states have expressed their utter distaste at the number of people who are driving while texting, and as a result, the state of North Carolina has actually banned motorists from texting while driving. However, this has not stopped people from texting while driving. If anything, it has only gotten worse as people stop at stoplights and try to hide their phones from other drivers. There are also those who feel that it is ok to text as long as there are no police around. However, little do they realize that other drivers can actually call to report them as illegally using their cel phones while driving. As a result, those who are texting while driving or breaking the law will receive a warning notice in the mail from their local police department. If you want to play it safe put down the electronic devices until you are parked. It will save you a lot of trouble and will be significantly more safe.
Other instances of people driving while distracted can be seen at every stop light as well as whenever someone is pulling out of a parking space. For example, I was recently leaving a parking lot and had been driving on a main road when I noticed that the person in front of me kept swerving into both of the lanes. I quickly took an opportunity to get around the person, and as I passed them, I couldn’t believe it; they were trying to text or send an email on their cell phone with their left hand while they were driving. It was extremely disturbing. I could only imagine what the police report would have looked like if that person had become involved in a motor vehicle accident. Who would have been at fault then?
When my boyfriend first purchased the portable GPS device that he currently carries with him whenever he gets into his car, we were driving when he suddenly decided that he was going to try to figure out what was wrong with the GPS device. While were driving through traffic, he was fiddling around with the GPS device (which was supposed to be hands-free) and almost got us into an accident. Finally, I made him pull over so that he could figure out what was wrong with it rather than trying to drive and figure out the problem at the same time. The issue there was that his attention was divided. Because his attention was divided, he was unable to focus the way that he should have when he was driving.
What is worse is the fact that all of the items I just mentioned are all things that most of us have inside of our cars! These gadgets, no matter how cool or convenient that they may be are in all actuality NOT convenient when it comes to driving.

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