What’s the Biggest Distraction When You’re Driving?
Texting and talking on your cell phone come up second to this...
The weather's getting nicer and it's going to be so much easier to get distracted behind the wheel.
Every morning, during the week, I get the kids up and ready for school. Part of the morning routine is making breakfast. Some mornings are easier than others. They're asking for breakfast. I'll eat with them. More often than not, they'll get something to eat in the lunchroom before class starts. Then I'm on my own.
If I don't feel like making myself something, I'll grab something on my way in. It will sit there, on the passenger's seat, taunting me. Calling my name. I can't concentrate, the anticipation of deliciousness, right there.
As connected as we are to our mobile phones, you would think the biggest distraction is texting or talking on the phone.
According to science, the number one distraction is eating while driving. We've all done it a time or two, right? Fill the tank with gas, grab a bite. Swing through the drive-through on the way in to work. You have to be real careful not to jam on the breaks and spill all over yourself.