Don’t Be A Distracted Driving Statistic
Technology has transformed our driving lives, mostly for the better. It can guide us to previously impossible-to-find locations and entertain our kids. And now it's learning to drive our cars better than we can -- at least that's the hope.
But technology can also kill -- when it distracts us from the demanding task of focusing on our driving. In fact, distracted driving causes between 3,000 and 5,000 distracted driving deaths in 2018 and earlier years, and a further 400,000 car crash injuries.
It's easy to think that just because you've been driving for many years, it's a piece of cake. That can be true. But when fate throws a wild pitch in our path, we need all our reflexes and focus to deal with it.
All sorts of things can distract us -- our phones, our passengers, our pets, sidewalk activities, loose items rolling around the floor, the music player, grooming routines that should have been done at home, eating and snacking, a sneeze, and a swish of pipin ...