What is inattention blindness and why should you be aware of it? ...and why haven't you downloaded your 5 free driving safely topics yet?
Did you know that handheld AND hands-free is equally risky? More than 50 studies show that any form of mobile phone use is unsafe while driving, but the majority of people still believe hands-free options are safe.
Driving safely depends on the frequency drivers are scanning the area around them and the reaction time required to what is going on around the car. Like drowsy driving, being distracted (visually, manually or cognitively) has a negative effect on these skills.
Drivers using mobile phones, whether handheld or hands-free, look but fail to see up to 50% of the information in their driving environment. This is called inattention blindness and it's similar to tunnel vision. It prevents drivers from effectively monitoring surroundings to identify and react to potential hazards.
Whether you have employees that are driving on the company dime or not, a safety meeting on defensive driving is always a good idea. Actions everyone can take to avoid distraction driving:
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