Keeping your eyes on the road is important and there are three top especially dangerous driving habits that many people do today on the road that we are going to tackle in this article. Usually people reel off a list including texting and calling people while they are driving but this isn’t what we are covering today.
Distractions while driving can kill. I realise this sounds particularly blunt, but when you’re driving, you are in control of and oversee a machine made up of so many elements that can effectively explode around you. Rental companies like verc.com ensure that they have a list of what not to do handed to their customers when a vehicle is rented. If you don’t respect the vehicle you’re driving in, or respect the road ahead, you cannot expect to be respected on the road.
Applying make up while driving isn’t just a distraction, it’s stupid. It’s something you mainly see on public transport; there’s always one woman at six o’clock in the morning putting nail polish on, eyeliner or lipstick on the train. But if you’re the sort of person who pulls down the visor above the windscreen to do your make-up while on the road, you should not be driving. There’s little argument with science on distracted driving. All but a small percentage of the population experience that noticeable decline in performance when they try to do two or more things at once so don’t risk it for a bit of lippy! Watching the kids is another distraction despite the fact we need to ensure our kids our safe. If there are noisy kids in the back of the car or little crying, or begging to be released from a child seat, you do not want to divert your attention from the road to indulge. Every parents alarm goes off when it’s your child who is upset but if you are driving 60 miles an hour down the motorway, you’re going to be a lot more upset if you and your kids are all over the road instead.
Direct companies like verc.com always advise that you can distract your children with iPads, or books or something while you’re driving so that you can take a moment to pull over. Eating should be saved for any time out of the car! Compared to some of the other driving habits eating seems relatively tame, as it doesn’t require much effort to eat while you move. However, you could spill hot drinks into your lap. The burger that you might be eating or McDonald’s muffin in the morning that you might be eating could collapse in your hands and send sauce and food and crumbs all over your work clothes, all over your shoes and you’ll be too busy brushing the food off your clothes to look at the road around you.
Those greasy hands from the food or one-handed driving so you can eat with your other hand can give you less control over the steering. If someone decides to drive right out in front of you which of course is their fault, you will not be focused and concentrating enough to slow down and stop appropriately and safely.Read More