More Dangerous Than Texting
Most states have passed laws prohibiting the use of cell phones for texting or talking while driving, and for good reason. But watch out, daydreaming could be next. According to a recent study daydreaming while driving is far more dangerous than driving and texting. So, not paying attention is the primary cause of most auto accidents? It never ceases to amaze me how the most seemingly “well duh” subjects becomes the basis for a “study”. Reportedly, “over sixty percent of distracted driving accidents in the U.S. each year that resulted in fatalities were blamed on the seemingly innocuous act of being lost in thought.” Of course they gave “distraction” as a reason. Now that there are laws in place that prohibit the use of cell phones while driving, who is really going to admit to causing an accident because they were texting or talking on their phone? Claiming “distraction by daydreaming” is far less apt to be punishable by large fines, loss of insurance, and or jail time. The list of things one shouldn’t do while driving is lengthy - eating, putting on makeup, searching the glovebox, reading, admiring the girl/guy in the car next to you. And that’s just a few of the driving distractions most of us have been guilty of at one time or another.