Bad Habits of Drivers

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Ashlee Bartlett Habits of the Driver Driving the car is the most convenient mode of transportation today, yet it tends to be the most dangerous. People tend to stretch themselves thin with all the activities going on today, so they multitask. Drivers often find themselves texting, eating, and applying makeup while speeding down a multilane highway. Statistics show that people who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident. When texting while driving is takes our eyes off the road for at least 5 seconds or more which, if we think about it anything can happen in 5 seconds behind the wheel. About 77% of people can say that they are a pro at texting while driving, which is obviously not the case because 23% of accidents are caused by texting. About 1,600,000 accidents happen each year according to the National Safety Council. Teens have admitted to texting while driving, and say it’s easy, but did you know that the majority of teens who text while driving spend the most time of typing the message in the other lane. This bad habit does not help the young kids that ride in the car with their parents because the majority of parents either text or talk on the phone while driving with their children in the vehicle. People often go through a drive-thru on their lunch break because it’s quick and simple. What people do not realize is that eating while driving is also a dangerous habit to have while driving. Eating while driving is the worst form of distraction for a driver. A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that drivers who eat while they drive increases the odds of having an accident by almost 80%. Studies have even went as far as to list the most dangerous foods and drinks you could eat or drink while driving. Some of the most dangerous drinks would be coffee, sodas, soup, hamburgers, tacos chili,
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