Distractions are a major factor when it comes to crashes, prangs and near-misses. There are so many distractions that the driver needs to manage, from a crying child, to your phone going off, to something happening on the road, to you feeling tired or unwell.
Distractions are just that. They fight for our attention whilst we are driving, which leaves us with less attention for concentrating on the road, so from 100% attention, if we have a screaming child in the car or we hear our phone go off when we are expecting an important call, a lot of attention is diverted towards this, leaving considerably less for the road.
Some common distractions are
Try to be as calm and as positive as you can when driving. Distractions will often arise when you’re behind the wheel, but knowing about them and trying to limit their effects can help you to become a more competent driver.