Distracted Driving: Consequences
- Strong emotions can easily become a distraction for motorists of any age, including young drivers.
- However excited, eager, anxious, sad, or worried we might be, drivers need to put aside their emotions when driving.
- Emotions tend to reduce a person’s focus on his or her most-important task when behind the wheel – the safe operation of his or her vehicle.
- As a driver, you need to concentrate on the hazards around you above all else.
- A moment’s inattention could have a tragic result for you and others with whom you share the road.
- If you want to calm down:
- Take deep breaths
- Go for a walk
- Talk with a friend about the situation