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A government study estimates that on any given day over 800,000 vehicles are operated by drivers using hand-held cell phones. What amount of danger does this expose you to when you are on the road? A recent report shows that in just one year, more that 5,000 people were killed and nearly one half million people were injured in crashes involving some form of distracted driving. And cell phone use is just one example of the many non-driving activities that distract drivers and puts everyone at risk. This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip will help you understand the types of serious problems drivers face from distracted driving. By making a few simple changes in your driving routine, you can significantly improve your safety performance.
Has this ever happened to you? You go out to your vehicle; unlock the door; start the engine; drive off; and 20 minutes later, when you arrive at your destination ... you can hardly recall what happened during your ride! Yet, perhaps during this ride you were checking directions, enjoying a sandwich, using your music player, talking on the phone and navigating through rush hour traffic. So was your mind's eye actively focusing on traffic and road conditions or was it distracted by these other activities? This form of distracted driving is a serious safety challenge for today’s drivers and puts everyone at risk. This unwitting loss of critical information is called “Inattention Blindness” and studies show that this regularly occurs when drivers are engaged in phone conversations. This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip will help you understand how cell phone calls dramatically reduce the amount of information your brain is able to process to safely operate your vehicle. Using the very latest research findings, this tip will show you what challenges a driver faces when using a cell phone.
If you are like most drivers, you spend a good amount of time in your vehicle. Perhaps you drive to work, maybe even drive for a living and, of course, everyone seems to have an endless list of personal errands to run. And even though you spend all this time behind the wheel, you probably never give thought to your seating position or whether your posture is correct. And seldom do you recognize that your comfort level is diminishing as your driving time increases. This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip will help you understand preferred, proven techniques to increase your driving comfort and avoid chronic health issues related to driving.