Harmless Distractions?

Courtney M


I know everyone tells you not to drive distracted, but what exactly does that entail? Obviously not just drinking and texting. What about lack of sleep? What about focusing on an upcoming test? Having your attention on anything other than driving counts as distracted driving. Even just checking your stereo counts. Instead of asking what counts as distracted driving, ask yourself what do I need to do to prevent distracted driving? Some things include setting your temperature, adjusting your seat, and set your music. Doing these things on the road can be deadly. Maybe not for you, but what about the other people on the road? You have to live the rest of your life remembering the instant you decided changing your radio station was more important than changing lanes. Instead of just ignoring the warnings, maybe think of how much pain and suffering they are saving you.


My submission just points out what also counts as distracted driving. We often forget that distracted driving is just when your focus isn’t on the road. All forms of distracted driving are very dangerous not just to ourselves, but to other people on the road as well.