Driving is something that deserves our undivided attention, we can't afford to be distracted while driving. Unfortunately, that isn't the case, especially in today's world where we have distractions all around us.

Distractions were also a factor in nearly 70 percent of the more than 900 serious crashes examined."

A distraction doubles your odds of a crash happening.

Researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute collected data over 3 years and found that dialing a phone was the most dangerous thing you could do while driving. It increases your chances of getting into an accident by 12 times!

The list also includes:

  • Reading or writing (10x)
  • Reaching for an item other than your cell phone (9x)
  • Texting (6x)
  • Reaching for your phone (5x)
  • Browsing on your phone or reading an email (3x)

However, no risk compared to the act of drinking and driving which "....multiplied crash rates by 36 times."

Driving while you're crying or angry also isn't a good idea. It's right up there with reading or writing.

So all in all, put the distracting things down, pay attention to the road and keep your radio on Channel 95.7 :)

What's the craziest thing you've seen someone do while driving?

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