From car stereos to morning makeup routines, there are a ton of distractions that put everyday drivers at risk. With the increasing number of potential distractions, though, there’s also a growing number of misconceptions tied to distracted driving and hands-free devices.
So, to help everyone be a little safer on the roads, we’re separating fact from fiction when it comes to distracted driving and the use of hands-free devices.
MYTH: DISTRACTED DRIVING ONLY INVOLVES CELL PHONES.
Fact: Eating, drinking, reading, and even talking with other people in the car are all major distractions that can keep you from focusing on the road ahead. When it comes to cell phones, you can reduce the risk of them becoming a distraction by adding the right Bluetooth-enabled device to your car. Not only do they keep you from being distracted, you’ll also increase the safety of your passengers and other drivers around you.
MYTH: DISTRACTED DRIVING IS JUST A YOUNG PERSON’S PROBLEM.
Fact: Although young adults and teens are at high risk of injury due to distracted driving, there’s an increasing number of accidents caused by both senior citizens (over age 55) and adults with children. As these numbers continue to grow, adding a hands-free speaker or installing a phone mount are both good options in the fight against distracted driving.
MYTH: ANSWERING A TEXT MESSAGE ONLY TAKES A SECOND.
Fact: Typing a simple “yes” may seem like it only takes a second or two, but when you’re alternating between looking at your phone and the road, you end up taking more time than you think. It’s always recommended that you wait until you’ve safely come to a full stop before looking at your phone.
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