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6 Driving Distractions that Cause Accidents and How to Avoid Them [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jon Fuchs
Posted by Jon Fuchs on Jun 14, 2016 9:05:25 AM

Did you know the average time a driver’s eyes are off the road during a distraction is five seconds? That’s long enough to drive the distance of a football field when going 55 miles per hour. Did you also know that nearly 25 percent of all car crashes involve driver distraction?

Distracted driving can be broken down into three types:

  1. Cognitive
  2. Visual
  3. Manual

Cognitive distractions are when the driver’s brain isn’t focused on the task at hand - operating the vehicle.  Visual distractions occur whenever the driver takes their eyes off the road, even for a split second. Manual distractions happen when the driver takes one or both hands off the wheel to do anything else in the vehicle.

You’ll find the most common driving distractions are a combination of all three. 

This infographic showcases the six most common driving distractions, and more importantly, how to avoid them:

6 Driving Distractions that Cause Accidents and How to Avoid ThemClick the Infographic for a Larger Version

Please be safe out there on the roads. Here are some other resources for you while traveling:

MN Laws for Teen Drivers

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