Common Driver Distractions

Common Driver Distractions

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Anything that takes a driver's attention away from the road can be a potential hazard. You should avoid or minimise the following distractions when you are driving:

  • Looking at things on the roadside
  • Looking at scenery
  • Talking on a hands free cell phone
  • Talking to passengers
  • Noisy children
  • Pets
  • Eating food
  • Lighting a cigarette
  • Adjusting radio or climate controls
  • Daydreaming
  • Tiredness
  • Reading maps
  • Objects moving in the vehicle
  • Electronic gadgets
  • Reaching for items in the glovebox
  • Cleaning the inside of the windscreen.

Following the information in this section will help you to become a safe and responsible road user.

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