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Feb 08, 2017

Plainfield Auto Insurance

Driving distractions are an increasing occurrence in America due to the growing use of hand-held devices. Driving involves constant and complex coordination between your mind and body. Any event or thing that prevents you from operating your car safely is considered a distraction. For example, driving while using a hand-held device increases the likelihood of a car accident by 400%. This has been a factor driving new restrictive legislation in our state banning hand-held devices while operating a vehicle.

While using cell phones behind the wheel is one of the most talked about driving distractions, it’s not the only one out there. There are many other things that we do behind the wheel that you may be surprised to find are considered driving distractions!

While the list could be endless, the main types of driving distractions are:

  • Texting
  • Reading a book
  • Using a cell phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Smoking and dealing with lighting up
  • Grooming
  • Reading maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Talking to passengers
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio

Driver distractions are the leading cause of most vehicle crashes and near-crashes. According to a study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involve some form of driver distraction. The distraction occurred within three seconds prior to the vehicle crash!

The right auto insurance policy can help get you back on the road quickly if your car is damaged or destroyed by an accident, fire, theft, or other event covered by your insurance policy. Every person is unique – talk to us today to find out how to get the best price and value on Illinois car insurance for you.

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