Many things can change when driving, from the weather and road conditions to an animal jumping in front of your car, hitting a pothole, or another driver coming in your way. You need to pay attention to the road while driving because a distracted driver is perhaps one of the biggest hazards on the road for yourself and others.
Some reasons why drivers may get distracted include:
- Children screaming in the back
- Other passengers jumping around in the car
- A ringing phone
- Reading while driving – even ads
- Adjusting the radio/GPS, and more.
Smartphones are a major distraction for drivers and one of the biggest distractions for Americans while driving, with 74% of drivers attending a call at least once while driving.
The cognitive and visual distractions mentioned above can be because of a scratched-off “cloudy” windshield as well. Scratches obstruct the driver’s view and create distractions as they require the driver’s brain to process information and try to make sense of the obstructed view.
Cloudy windshields present a visual distraction, reducing our visibility of the road. When driving on a highway, even the smallest debris on the road can have a devastating impact on vehicles because of the speed.
You need to turn off your phone while driving, put a seatbelt on children, and get your windshield replaced or repaired before you go on a long drive. If you find yourself anywhere near Phoenixville or Wayne, PA, give us a call; our emergency mobile service will get to you in no time.