Trust Your Gut, Not Your Brain – How To Drive Without Distraction
'Safe driving' tips are easy to ignore. We don't think we are 'unsafe'
drivers so we hope other people read them and then carry on scrolling.
The way our brains are wired makes us think that we are better at
things than we are.
It's not our fault – every time we arrive somewhere safely, we have
proof that we are good drivers. And
shows that nearly everyone over-estimates their abilities – and not
just in driving. It seems obvious to us that we are good drivers, so
why should we heed warnings about distracted driving?
"We Are More Afraid As Passengers."
Have you ever been the passenger in someone else's car when they have
picked up their mobile device? And did it make you nervous? Most
people think they can use their phone without it making a difference
on their driving – but of that same group
90% said they would feel unsafe if the driver used their phone
while they were a passenger.
So deep down nearly all of us have a sense that being distracted while
driving is dangerous. That's probably the instinct we should listen
There's no such thing as ‘multi-tasking.'
Another reason we don't think we're bad drivers?
The myth of multi-tasking.
Computers can do it – and lots of workaholics brag about it -but
research shows that all human beings have a hard time mixing motor
skills – like driving – with thinking skills – like reading and
writing. Simply put – when we drive AND do something, we do both
Drive Without Distraction.
If we all agree (see above) that distracted driving is bad – that
means we all probably want to stop.
Statistics don't work when it comes to persuading people – but stories
do. That's why all those commercials get made. And personal stories
feel even more real. So make a difference by telling your story of how
you put your phone down – and share it on
our Facebook page
- maybe you'll help someone else drive more safely.
And if you've got some mistakes on your record, well, that's part of
what Acceptance Insurance is for – helping drivers who need insurance
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