No matter how great of a driver you believe you are, distracted driving can be a highly dangerous, and even fatal, to you and others on the road. However, in an age in which crazy roadway stories are common, it can be difficult to tell which behaviors are risky and which are acceptable. That said, the following is an overview of 3 of the top risky driving behaviors to beware of in our opinion.
While many may think it’s perfectly acceptable to chow down on a big greasy burger while behind the wheel, this couldn’t be further from the truth. This is because eating requires at least part of your attention. In other words, no matter how good of a driver you may be, looking down for seconds at a time while behind the wheel is a huge no-no. Moreover, greasy hands and spills can also cause quite a few issues while on the road.
Moreover, driving with people of any age can distract you, but this issue becomes more pronounced when dealing with one’s children. While you may be tempted to turn around and explain what they’re doing wrong in detail, you simply cannot do this while you’re on the road. In other words, if it’s that serious, pull over and regroup before jumping back on the road.
Lastly, given that many have taken to using cell phones for things such as directions, it can be hard to stop from using your phone while behind the wheel. However, as one of the top distracted driving behaviors, cell phone use while behind the wheel should be limited to emergency situations only. In some states, they are taking action against this and making it illegal to drive while on your cell phone. Currently, texting and driving in Oklahoma can come with a fine if caught.
For your own peace of mind, stay away from these behaviors. For those who live in Pryor, OK, let Safe Insure Plus, LLC be your go-to insurance agency. Proudly serving resident of Pryor, OK and beyond, contact Safe Insure Plus, LLC today to find out how you can start your policy! Reach out to our agents and allow them to address any questions or concerns you may have with your auto policy.