Would you read a book while driving a car? Never, right? You need your hands to hold the book, your eyes to read the page, your mind to comprehend what you’re reading. It’s just not possible. Now, would you read something on your cell phone while driving a vehicle? You need your hands to hold the phone, your eyes to see the screen, and your mind to comprehend what you’re reading or looking at. This behavior doesn’t leave much room for the most important task at hand – to drive safely. In fact, it turns you into a distracted driver.
The bottom line is this: If you’re doing anything other than driving your car and paying attention to that activity, you’re multitasking. And that puts you at a greater risk of being in an automobile accident. (more…)