Top Ten: Causes Of Distracted Driving

Car Insurance Carlisle PAAre You Avoiding These Common Distractors?

We all know how easy it can be to get distracted behind the wheel. Whether you have reached for a CD or taken a phone call, you have probably diverted your attention from the road at some point. You have also (hopefully) put that kind of behavior behind you now, knowing that distracted driving is extremely dangerous. It is also extremely common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, here are the top ten most common driver distractions.

  1. Wireless devices (e.g. cellphone) usage
  2. Interacting with passengers
  3. Reach for something in the car, including CDs, food, or fallen items
  4. Playing with the dashboard controls (e.g. programming radio stations)
  5. Attending to personal hygiene, including using an electric razor and applying makeup
  6. Eating movements, like unwrapping food or opening a drink
  7. External distractions (e.g. an interesting billboard)
  8. Talking/singing to oneself
  9. Smoking
  10. Daydreaming

You would never allow any of these distractions to take your focus from the road, and your clean driving record shows it. To learn about how your safe driving can help you save on your insurance coverage, contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle. We are here for all of your Pennsylvania car insurance needs.