Ways of Avoiding Distracted Driving
Records show that incidences of car accident have increased over time despite attempts to reduce them. Sudden distractions, poorly managed road facilities and mechanical breakdown in our vehicles are examples of what cause road accidents just to mention a few. With the major one being unsuspected disturbances though those not all such cases are being reported. With improving technology, people have devised ways to help reduce the chances of occurrence of road accidents. Cars fitted with sensors for intelligent driving systems are some of such implementations. When there is an obstruction on the road, those sensors will notify the driver so that he or she can take caution. Some cars are fitted with airbags and safety belts to help cushion or hold you in position respectively when accident occurs. Attempts are being made on more ways to ensure people are safe on the roads while driving. Laws have been put in place on how drivers need to conduct themselves while on the road. The law do not allow people who are under influence of drug abuse to drive. Unfortunately, the achievements towards reducing road accidents are still lacking. Concentrating on driving while being wakeful all the time will go a long way in reducing many road accidents. Some latest car technologies have interactive interfaces which engage the driver as a way of keeping the awake through the journey. By regarding the following precautionary steps, you will be able to better your odds of not being distracted on the road.
You may lose your car controls if you do not stay observant all through your journey and accidents may occur. That psychological state of being captivated while engrossed in conversations with passengers may lead to accidents. This can be very risky if you are on a busy road or if your car is on high speed. Distractions from your mobile phone like the urge to write or reply a text message are not good. Mind shifting from the road to what you are writing on your text may cause an accident. You should not be eating nor drinking while driving as you may be tempted to let go of the steering wheel to hold your food. You car may derail long before you regain full control. Kindred to eating is trying to light a cigarette which normally require both of your hands leaving steering wheel unattended to.
In any way possible, you need not focus on any moving objects inside or outside your car. Through body reflex action, you may find yourself shifting your focus from the road to those moving objects and that can be dangerous if you do not train on how to focus. A bee humming in your car can freak you out as you do not want to be stung. Animals or people crossing a road at a dangerous corner may prompt you to go for instant braking which may lead to derailment.