Thursday, June 23, 2016

Don't Talk To Me

Since I don't drive much, and haven't for years, the instincts have eroded a bit. I'm an okay driver, still, I think (everybody thinks they're above average drivers), but it does require a healthy chunk of my brainpower to maintain the concentration I need to drive. I really can't cope with people in the car talking to me. Apparently it isn't just rare drivers like me.
It sounds weird, but according to federal data, more than half of distracted driving accidents were caused by conversations with passengers. Sometimes, it seems, we all just get way too lost in dialogue.

The next most likely distraction is your phone: texting, dialing numbers, Googling things, looking at your directions, changing a song, taking a selfie. All that only accounts for 12 percent of distracted driving accidents.