Distracted Driving

 

At Precise Car Service, we prioritize the safety of our customers above all else. That’s why we want to bring your attention to the critical issue of distracted driving. We highly recommend taking the time to watch these informative videos on Distracted Driving, compiled by AAA, showcasing the devastating consequences of driver distraction, particularly among teen drivers.

In Canada, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reports that distracted driving has surpassed impaired driving and speed-related fatalities as the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities. Shockingly, individuals who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash situation compared to non-distracted drivers. The scale of accidents caused by distracted driving is staggering, with an estimated 4 million vehicular crashes in North America attributed to distracted drivers each year.

KDDWhile texting and mobile phone use are commonly associated with distracted driving, there are other significant causes to be aware of. Children in the car can be four times more distracting than adults, and infants pose an even greater distraction, estimated to be eight times more distracting than an adult passenger. Additionally, activities such as eating and drinking while driving can also contribute to distractions and accidents. In our fast-paced lives, it’s essential to recognize these habits and the potential risks they pose. Observe the behaviours of other drivers on the road, and you’ll notice that many engage in distracting activities such as eating, drinking, and even grooming while behind the wheel. Even smoking, a long-established habit for some, can be a significant distraction. Any action that diverts your attention from the road, requires coordination, or occupies your hands can diminish your ability to respond promptly to road conditions and driving situations.

While we may strive to avoid texting while driving, it’s equally important to be aware of the dangers associated with other common practices like smoking, eating, and drinking while operating a vehicle. All of these actions constitute distractions that increase the likelihood of a car crash, many of which can be fatal. Distracted driving has become the leading cause of driving fatalities on our roads today.

We urge all our customers to take these points to heart for our safety and the safety of others who we share the road with.

Stay focused, stay safe, and remember that your undivided attention on the road is a crucial step towards preventing accidents and protecting lives.