Have you seen this startling new driver infographic from a recent AAA study before? It found that 58% of car crashes involving teenagers may have been caused by distracted driving.
Newer drivers simply lack the experience of seasoned ones. Many are prone to believing absurd myths about multitasking or even using their cellphone behind the wheel.
According to the video above, more than 1.5 million accidents a year may be caused by distracted driving. When a driver takes their eyes off the road, it’s very unlikely that they’ll notice any sudden changes in the roadway.
There’s more to distraction than just cell phone usage.
A report from USAA, an auto insurance company, reports that as many as 9 people a day may be killed in accidents involving distracted drivers.
New drivers are particularly dangerous as they often lack the knowledge and judgement necessary to make proper calculations while operating on a roadway.
Many new drivers are uncomfortable parking in parking lots. Parking lots can be particularly challenging as they often include pedestrians and drivers who aren’t likely to be paying attention. Videos like the one above demonstrate great tips and techniques you can use to improve your driving skills.
We love this new driver infographic from Auto Parts Warehouse because we think it does a great job of driving this point home. According to that post, nearly half of pedestrian injuries occur in parking lots. That’s why it’s so important for new drivers to learn to pay attention when they’re operating in and out of a parking lot.
As you gain experience on the road, you’ll become a much safer driver.