Even the safest drivers can fall victim to others’ negligence. This is especially true when it comes to distracted driving behaviors, which imperils the safety of motorists all over California. While most people would agree that drunk driving is extremely dangerous, many still believe that driving while distracted is not so serious (even though it’s been established that both behaviors are equally harmful). Esurance.com explains the dangers of distracted driving and what you can do to avoid it.
There are actually three different types of distracted driving, which can occur independently or in conjunction. Visual distractions entail taking your eyes off the road, cognitive distractions occur when your mind wanders, and manual distractions involve removing your hands from the wheel. Using a mobile device can combine all three behaviors, which is why it’s considered especially hazardous.