Driving requires your
Many drivers today tend to view driving, especially in familiar environments, as a simple everyday task that requires minimal attention. In fact, driving is a complex task that requires your full attention every time you get behind the wheel. At the very least you are:
- Operating a heavy piece of machinery at high speed.
- Navigating across changing terrain.
- Calculating speeds and distances.
- Responding to other drivers, signs signals and obstacles around you.
The dangers of distracted driving are real and the evidence speaks for itself: Cell phones and other wireless communication and entertainment devices are a significant visual and cognitive distraction for drivers, with average "eyes off the road" times that increase the risk of collision considerably. At highway speed, a driver sending a text message travels the length of a football field without looking at the road.