Word to the wise: Don’t eat behind the wheel!

June 6th, 2011 by

While texting takes the bulk of the heat in conversations about distracted driving, a recent article in Insurance Networking News suggests there are plenty of other dangerous behind-the-wheel behaviors.

According to the article, the nine most common distractions associated with risky driving behaviors were:

•  Holding an object in your hand — 44.5 percent

•  Talking on a handheld mobile phone — 13.4 percent

•  Sipping a beverage –12.7 percent

•  Eating — 10.1 percent

•  Smoking — 9.9 percent

•  Operating a handheld device — 9.1 percent

•  Talking/listening on a hands-free mobile phone — 5.2 percent

•  Looking at a manifest, map or navigation device — 1.0 percent

•  Grooming/personal hygiene — 0.6 percent

Bottom line? Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Be safe, everyone!

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