Distractions come in many shapes and sizes and have a varying level of danger. Each type consists of a variety of visual, mental, and physical impairment.
Below is a comparison of the top 5 types of distracted driving. Each type shows the relative danger level and percentage of crashes that involve this type of distraction. We’ve outlined some of the best solutions to preventing each type.
According to AAA, more than 1 in 5 fatal crashes involve drowsy drivers. This and other forms of general mental distraction, such as daydreaming, make up a large majority of traffic crashes.
Anything that requires you to interact with your phone is one of the most distracting things you can do while driving. This includes texting, emailing, using social media and other apps, dialing a number, and more.
You’ve probably heard of the term rubbernecking. Gawking near an accident magnifies congestion and can create secondary crashes.
Having a conversation with a passenger is a completely natural thing to do. Unfortunately, it can sometimes draw our minds and our eyes off the road, especially when emotions are involved.
The drive-thru window was invented in America, so it’s no surprise that eating while driving is so common. Unfortunately, it’s very distracting, especially when eating something that is messy.
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