Studies have shown that next to our place of work, most people spend a significant amount of time in their cars. Whether the time is spent commuting to work, or traveling the roads with friends or for vacation, a vehicle is undeniably a much-used staple in today’s world. With that said, when it comes to the use of your car, there a few things we do in them and are highly advised against.
Putting Our Feet On The Dashboard
Believe it or not, in a 2017 report put out by Nerdwallet, of those American’s surveyed, three percent admitted to either putting their feet on the dashboard or out the window. Now, this is not the passengers surveyed, but the drivers who use cruise control. It is essential that, whether you are driving, or riding shotgun, that your feet remain off the dashboard. In the event of a crash, even the smallest fender bender, severe damage can be done to your person.
Eating And Drinking
Most everyone has, at one time or another, been guilty of either eating or drinking, or both while driving. Sipping a cup of coffee, or a soda drink is usually not a problem. However, it is when we choose to eat we are setting ourselves up for problems. Eating, by its nature, is a distraction and it is essential that you keep your hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road at all times.
Use Of Headphones
During long trips, family members may take the time to put on their favorite pair of headphones, and listen to music. However, when you are driving, you should never put headphones on yourself. The headphones will filter out noises around you, and decrease your awareness of your surroundings. They are still highly suggested for hands-free phone calls, but once the call has ended, it is better to remove them.
There are more noteworthy things that most drivers do in their cars, but these are the top three that most drivers do or have done when driving.