Whether you are trying to merge into a new lane or turn off the highway, navigating the road can be dangerous at times.
When you factor in distractions, this danger can be even more urgent.
According to We Are Green Bay, Wisconsin drivers were actually among some of the safest and least distracted in America in 2020. The report states that the state had fewer fatalities from distraction-related crashes than most other ones.
The decisions that a driver makes every moment can greatly impact how likely a car accident is. When people have their cell phones out or are trying to rubberneck and look at a billboard sign, even a few seconds can make a big difference.
Some distractions require you to take your eyes off the road, while others only happen when you are actively thinking of another topic. If a driver has someone else in the car with them, talking to this person could lead to them forgetting to use their turn signals or missing a turn.
These kinds of driver errors can cause crashes when a driver fails to correct their mistakes, especially when traveling at a high speed. The faster a car is going, the less time there is to react and slow down.
Making it matter
When you are on the road, you may notice other people around you using GPS electronics or trying to eat part of a meal.
Understanding the sources of distractions while driving is important since accidents can happen on back roads or on highways.