Anyone who has driven in Ohio has probably noticed another driver trying to multitask behind the wheel. These distracted individuals are at a higher risk of getting into an accident because they aren’t focusing their attention solely on the road.
Sometimes a distraction pops up that is not the driver’s fault. If a child in the car is crying, or there is a loud commotion outside the car, these things can challenge a driver’s ability to concentrate on the road. Other times, a reckless driver willfully chooses to distract him or herself with dangerous in-car activities.
The following examines some of the most hazardous types of distracted driver.
This driver is so caught up in his or her social life that he or she cannot resist picking up the phone even while driving. Texting is considered one of the riskiest distracted driving activities as it requires a drive to take at least one hand off the wheel and both eyes away from the road.
This driver just can’t wait until getting to his or her destination to dig into that takeout meal. People who eat behind the wheel may make the excuse that they are running late and don’t have time to stop for lunch. Whatever the reason for eating while driving, there is no excuse for putting other people at risk just because you’re hungry.
It’s good to use your rearview mirror to check for passing cars, but this driver likes to use his or her rearview mirror to check his or her appearance. Individuals who apply makeup, brush their hair or shave while they drive are putting everyone at risk for getting into auto accidents. These drivers probably woke up late for work, but they should just accept that they just aren’t going to look their best that day.