Best Practice: Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Driving is a skill that requires concentration, alertness, and attention. The road environment can change in an instant, and in order to react safely, you need to be fully aware of what is happening around you at all times.

Distractions are a part of the Triple Threat — along with Speeding and Fatigue— and increase your risk of a serious collision. Driving while distracted is irresponsible and extremely dangerous — and the consequences of distracted driving can be devastating. Millions of collisions occur annually due to distracted driving, many of them resulting in serious injury and lost lives.

Although most drivers think they are able to multitask, the brain is only able to focus on one task at a time. In fact, it takes the brain up to 27 seconds to refocus on a task after a single distraction.