There are many types of distractions any driver encounters. In fact, distracted driving can come in 3 different forms:
Texting and driving causes all 3 forms of distraction simultaneously.
What’s worse, is that a text distraction is usually initiated by others who are unaware that you are driving. In these cases, the “ding” notification of your phone literally steals your attention away from driving. We call this “the modern day version of Pavlov’s dog”. The distractions blind us from our driving responsibility, and we are unable to react to dangers that spring up in those moments.
Learn more facts about texting and driving and find out what you can do about it.