What is distracted driving?

Published 05/08 2012 02:44PM

Updated 05/08 2012 02:46PM

There are three main types of distraction:

  • Visual -- taking your eyes off the road
  • Manual -- taking your hands off the wheel
  • Cognitive -- taking your mind off what you're doing

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in while operating a motor vehicle. Such activities have the potential to distract the person from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing

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