On my way to work this morning I noticed the truck in front of me had some thing going on in the front seats.Â I continued to look a little closerÂ and noticed this lady was combing her daughters hair while driving her to school.Â That made think about the many distractions of driving.Â Like this lady leaning over to the passenger seat coming her daughters hair while the truck was moving.Â I would imagine she takes her eyes off the road 2-5 seconds many times while preforming this task.Â Then later down the road I looked to my right and there was a gentleman reading the newspaper and driving.Â At this point I am wondering to myself how in the world any of us make it work with all these distractions.Â At the next stop sign I looked at the other three cars stopped to see what they were doing.Â One car there were a couple of guysÂ banging there heads like they were at a Metal Death concert.Â Straight ahead was a lady putting on eyeliner and to the right a gentleman was lighting a pipe.Â Made me kind of laugh and shake my head and then I took a lookÂ at myself and here I had my two hands up on the steering wheel typing a text message, No, No, No.
Â Â Here I was thinking to myself about all the distracted drivers around me and I was one of the distracted drivers myself.Â I guess the point to all this is we need to start paying attention to the road and less on the distractions in our on vehicles.Â Here are some simple yet effective ways to be safe on the road.
- Go hands free on your cell phone (will be law next year in California).
- Don’t read while driving instead listen to the radio.
- Get up early to get your makeup on and be ready to drive to work.
- Count to three whenÂ a stop light turns green.Â This will insure everyone is through the light and you won’t get t-boned.
Do you have some pointers you would like to share?
Have a great weekend and be safe on the road 🙂