April 19, 2022 by Brittany Bolin
The Month of April is dedicated to raising awareness about distracted driving. Whether you are driving yourself to work, on a road trip with friends, or hauling a load to a destination, being alert to your surroundings on the road is critical. Everyone on the road has their part to play in making sure not only they are driving safely for their own safety but also ensuring they are not a hazard to others. It’s vital to know that there are several risks that can lead to serious consequences due to distracted driving.
Anything that causes a driver to remove their attention from the road is considered to be a distraction. Looking away to flip through the radio stations or adjust the temperature/fan settings can create a momentary distraction just as easily as reading a text. While a driver can glance back at the road while doing something else to check, the brain is only partially focused on processing visual cues about objects on or around the road. Which can cause distracted driving to be just as bad as intoxicated driving.
Distraction driving is dangerous, not only to the person or people with the distracted driver but they also become a danger to other driving or walking near the road
Typically one type of distraction leads to another such as noise from the backseat could lead to glancing, turning your head (and attention) away from the road. This behavior creates a loss of mental focus on the task of driving safely — even if it’s only momentarily. So how can you prevent distractions while driving?
At D&D Sexton, we prioritize safety and reliability with safe driving. Our drivers are out on the road everyday so we know how important it is that every driver is focused on their surroundings. Join together with us and strive to drive safely so everyone can reach their next destination. If you are interested in learning more about D&D Sexton and our drivers, feel free to reach out to us!