When you are driving, you should be paying attention to the road. Unfortunately, we are all human and there are things that can cause us to become distracted. While cell phones are in the news often for being one of the biggest distractions that people face while driving, there are many other things that can distract us as well. Here are a few common distractions that you may not even be aware are distracting you while driving.
One of the biggest distractions drivers on the road face, without even realizing it, is the radio in their car. If they do not like what is on the radio, they may look down and change the station. In the amount of time it takes you to look away, your eyes are off the road. It may not seem long but it doesn’t take long for someone to suddenly stop or for a child to run in front of your car.
Another common distraction in the car is your children. If your kids are being loud, crying or otherwise demanding your attention, you may be focused on them, and not the road. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do but try to tune your kids out for their safety and yours.
The last thing that is a common distraction for many drivers is food. You may be eating while driving, sipping your coffee or even reaching for a piece of gum. It is highly advised that you avoid eating while driving and only sip on your drinks when stopped at red light.s
Learning about common driving distractions can help you stay safe on the road. Having the right auto insurance company can also help protect you while on the road. If you are in the greater Newark, NJ area and are interested in obtaining a new auto insurance policy, give E.S.T.I.R. Inc. a call. We can help identify the right coverage amounts for you at an affordable price. Call us today for a free price quote.