Calling All Drivers!
If you aren’t giving your full attention to the roadway, the vehicles that are around you, the speed limits, then you are driving distracted. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are generally 3 types of distracted driving situations:
- Manual Distraction: when a driver takes their hands off the wheel to adjust the stereo, reaching into a bag or for any type of item, or having to tend to a pet.
- Visual Distraction: when a driver takes their eyes off the road to look at something, like a accident, sneaking a peek at a text message or looking back to check on the kids in the back seat.
- Cognitive Distraction: when a driver takes their mind off the act of driving while in a deep thought situation, thinking about a problem or rehashing a to do list.
These distractions might seem harmless, but a lot can happen in a few seconds.
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA),
A driver is eight times more likely to be involved in a crash when reaching for an object and three times more likely to crash while eating or drinking.
Companies like Driver Seat Bag LLC based in Las Vegas, NV are designing driver centric products to assist in the safety of passengers, drivers and even pets in the near future.
Please consider incorporating new tools into your vehicles to help keep items from flying around your cabin. “Stop Your Stuff” from turning into a lethal weapon in a extreme braking situation or an accident.