Car Safety: The Distractions Faced

Driving is hazardous enough as it is with being surrounded by massive pieces of metal moving at high rates of speed. You can’t afford to take your eyes off the road. Every day it seems as if there’s a new way of distracting yourself while driving however. When cars were first invented, they were bare bones vehicles designed for one thing – to get you rapidly from one place to another. It wasn’t long before the first AM radio appeared in cars, which made long trips more pleasant.

Then came FM radio, then 8 track players and cassettes, then compact discs. About fifteen years ago, cell phones become much more affordable and you began to see more and more drivers with one. Now they’re in almost every car. Then came mp3 players. That was followed by the craze of text messaging with cell phones. And now, car makers offer DVD players in the back seats for the kids as standard equipment on some models, and more and more people are having them installed up front so they can watch TV while they drive! Notebook computers and wireless internet have made it possible to use computers and actually surf the internet while driving. These are all things that take your focus off of the road, and many of them are so dangerous that it makes you wonder about the sanity of a person who would try them while driving. The idea that someone can safely operate an automobile while watching a movie, sending a text message, or surfing the internet is ludicrous. It’s also very deadly.

SHORTCUTS TO CAR SAFETY ARTICLES:

Car Safety And Long Distance Driving
Car Safety And Nighttime Driving
Car Safety And Responsibility For An Accident
Car Safety And Transporting Infants And Children
Car Safety Tips And Highway Driving
Car Safety Tips: Don’t Drink and Drive
Car Safety: Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Car Safety: Distracted Driving Statistics
Car Safety: The Distractions Faced
Car Safety: The Results of Distracted Driving
Music Guidelines to Remain Focused On Driving
Grooming in the Car
Eating and Drinking in the Car
The Distraction of Cell Phones
Car Safety: Defensive Driving
Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers
Car Safety: Tailgating
Car Safety: Lane Changing Etiquette
Car Safety: Running Red Lights
Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Car Safety: Road Rage
Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”
Car Safety: Weather Concerns
Flooding and Snow Concerns While Driving
Practice Safe Driving Habits
Miscellaneous Car Safety Tips