Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.
• Texting; • Using a smartphone; • Eating and drinking; • Talking to passengers; • Grooming; • Reading, including maps; • Using a navigation system; • Watching a video; and • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player.
Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction. The best way to end distracted driving and avoid driving fines is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses. To combat this huge problem smart contractors are fighting back with policies and training is focused at keeping employee’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.