You may have passed your driving test but that does not mean there is no chance of your being dangerous on the road! Dozens of normal or strange cirmumstances can affect your driving or you may even cause an accident in a split second, while you are eg dealing with the cd player. The following things might not have ever crossed your mind when you think about the distraction of a driver but keep them in mind, ok?
Do you work as lawyers, nurses or bankers?
A research of an insurance company found that 44 % of lawyers had caused at least one accident in the street. The top ten of the worst drivers list includes bankers, nurses and dog sitters! On the other end, the ones with the fewest accidents were the housewives.
Open the car window in winter
When you are sick, sleepy or feeling too cold then you can not react as quickly as you should to an up and coming danger. A recent study showed that when the driver’s window is open the cold is distracting him so is not focused 100% on the task.
Are you in the sign of Libra, Aquarius, Aries?
The study of accidents on the road and the signs may have started on a funny note but the overwhelming results showed that the worst drivers are Libras, Aquarians and Aries. Pisces, of course, get the most fines. Instead, Gemini seems to be drivers with the fewest accidents.
Change stations on the radio while driving
Did you turn up the song of a favourite artist, while holding the steering wheel? Unfortunately, the music is distracting! Especially, when you sing loudly your mind is working on the lyrics so you can not react to an unexpected situation.
You observe the ads on the side of the road
A sexy billboard was withdrawn from the streets of Britain because it caused accidents, mainly to men! Every ad is likely to affect your attention, since it can unwittingly make you speed up or slow down, depending on the feelings that cause.
You can see a great number of traffic signs on the road
The traffic signs create a false sense of security, leading drivers to pay less attention to what actually happens on the road. However, when there are fewer signs, then they are more focused.
Driving with kids in the back seat
Even if you do a 15 minute ride by car, 3 minutes and 22 seconds of it will be spent on your children. A research showed that drivers adjust theirs mirrors to see their children and not the cars behind them, while others simply try to distract them as not to scream or cry.