According to an insurance company’s recent analysis of distracted driving and traffic safety, daydreaming is still the biggest cause of distracted driving crashes.
One of the best ways to keep the mind on task is to find it something else to do that offers some stimulation – simple word games and tuning into a radio program are much less distracting than a telephone conversation, even with a hands-free device.
“Talking with someone on a phone is much more distracting to a driver than even talking to someone in the car. When conversing inside the vehicle, a passenger will generally vary the conversation’s level of intensity and engagement in sync with traffic conditions the driver faces,” said Paul Atchley, a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa said.
Read the article at The Washington Post.