Today's driving is becoming more complex than ever before. Driving is now supported by technology: telecommunications, entertainment systems, etc. On the other hand, there are numerous visual distractions:hoardings, sign boards, sceneries, etc. Read more about the most common distractions while driving.
A distraction commonly refers to the voluntary or involuntary diversion of attention away from primary driving tasks. The sources of distractions broadly classified into two categories: internal, external. An internal source of distraction include climate control, radio surfing, mobile phones, entertainment systems, GPS. External road signs and advertising, looking at objects or events, trying to find locations, sceneries, sun strike, other road users are called external sources of distraction.
Top 10 common distraction
Manipulating vehicle controls
Manipulating music/audio controls
Eating, drinking, accidental spilling
Other passengers in the car
Reading and writing
Facts in figures
One in three distractions is an outside-the-vehicle distractions while 15-20% distractions are caused due to driver's interaction with technology.