It's easy to become distracted on the road when drivers focus on technology or their busy lives, instead of what's in front of them. There are three kinds of distracted driving: visual, manual, and cognitive. Read about these distractions learn how to avoid them and stay safe and focused on the road.
Whether it's because of national campaigns or because you read about it on our blog, most people know that texting and driving is dangerous because it forces a driver's attention away from the road. But while it may only be for a few seconds, this is long enough, scientists say, to cause a serious or even fatal accident.
We've all experienced that feeling of anxiety in the pit of our stomachs that tell us we're going to be late arriving at our destination. Whether it's work or a sporting event, our desire to avoid excessive tardiness may cause us to do things we might normally avoid, like speeding in our vehicle to get to our destination.
By their nature, motorcycles aren't exactly easy to see. It's a fact any rider here in Los Angeles knows but wishes wasn't true. But even though this is the case, most motorcyclists in California probably believe that just because a vehicle is small doesn't mean other drivers shouldn't be looking out for them and paying attention to the road. When drivers don't though, it can lead to collisions with motorcycles and distracted driving may be to blame.
With the growing use of personal electronics, many drivers find themselves distracted by numerous tasks even during a short trip. Cell phones and computer tablets can cause drivers to lose focus on their surroundings and pose a threat to other vehicles. Due to a lack of safety equipment, motorcyclists run the risk of suffering devastating or fatal injuries in a motor vehicle collision.
A lot of Californians will be hitting the road over the next two weeks. Low gas prices and other favorable factors mean that holiday travel may be more popular this year than it has been for quite some time. Here in Southern California, many will be traveling by motorcycle.