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Avoiding Distractions On The Road

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Distracted drivers are everywhere

Texting and driving are significant problems on the roads these days. Not only is it dangerous for the driver, but it can also be dangerous for others around them. In this post, we'll discuss some of the most common distractions that drivers face and how to avoid them.


The dangers of distractions while driving

It's no secret that distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distractions are a factor in nearly 10% of all fatal crashes.


The most common types of distractions are:

Visual (taking your eyes off the road)

Manual (taking your hands off the wheel)

Cognitive (taking your mind off of driving)


While all three types of distractions can be dangerous, cognitive distractions are particularly dangerous because they prevent drivers from being able to focus on the task at hand. 


How to avoid distractions while driving

There are a number of things you can do to avoid distractions while driving.


First, make sure you're well rested before getting behind the wheel.

Second, avoid talking on the phone or texting while driving. Pull over to a safe location first if you must use your phone.

Third, limit the number of passengers in your vehicle. The more people there are in the car, the more likely you will be distracted.

Finally, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel at all times. If you're looking for something to do while driving, try listening to an audiobook or podcast instead of watching a video or scrolling through social media. By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that you are more prepared for the road!


Visit a collision repair center if you need help after a collision

If you do find yourself in the unfortunate need of collision repair service, visit your CARSTAR Robert's Collision in Monterey, Ca. Our compassionate team understands the stress related to collision repair and insurance companies, and we will guide you through the whole process. Please schedule an appointment with us today, and see what makes us so unique in the Monterey community!


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