Distracted driving is a frequent cause of police-reported vehicle accidents. One of the leading forms of distraction is cell phone use.
Any sort of distraction causes drivers to lose crucial visual and auditory information and perception that is needed to prevent a collision. Driving a car is a task that requires your full attention.
Examples of visual distractions include anything from applying makeup or moving around objects in the car to putting on clothes, reading a map, watching videos, using electronic devices, and more.
Examples of manual distractions are making a phone call or eating and drinking while driving.
Cognitive distractions also include daydreaming, arguing with other passengers, and more.
– Talking or texting on a cell phone – Changing the radio station or CD – Looking for loose items – Putting on make-up