In many cases, the familiarity of being behind the wheel can cause you to become over confident. This however can lead to multi-tasking and doing other things while driving – the most obvious one being use of a mobile phone without a hands-free set. While this is obviously illegal, there are plenty of ‘legal’ distractions that many honest drivers will admit to, such as eating and drinking, tuning the radio or operating a sat nav device.
Distracted driving is a major cause of death and serious injury on our roads. You can make a difference by improving your attention span when behind the wheel.
It is always a good idea to be aware of what things distract you so as to avoid them from happening. If you’re hungry, eat before you go driving, so you’re not having to feed yourself behind the wheel. Make use of in-car technology such as hands-free. Pull over if you need to do something which affects your concentration. Most importantly, stay focused when driving and never attempt to multi-task.
Safe driving from Britannia!