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Thread: Driving Distractions

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    I think most of us agree that using a cell phone while driving is distracting.

    I've also found myself distracted and/or driving unsafely by these things:

    Kids arguing and/or acting up
    DH not liking the way I drive
    Being tired
    Not being able to read the street signs (or even finding them in some intersections)
    Garage sale signs with miniscule writing and arrows on them
    Eating while driving
    Looking for something while driving
    Getting misplaced/lost
    Detours
    Bad/incorrect directions

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    I agree.

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    My new car lets me play my iPOD through the stereo and I've taken to listening to books and lectures while driving which seems to keep me more alert.

    But, when my grandkids are in the back seat and watching their movies the sound of them makes me want to fall asleep! So, we take lots of breaks for little walks and I eat corn nuts one-by-one so the loud crunch in my head keeps me awake.

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    Listening to music helps me concentrate, but if I listen to a book on tape I get way too distracted.

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    My husband usually drives and I navigate. When I do drive, I don't talk on the phone, but I do have my drink handy. I can't eat and drive due to getting very messy. The satellite radio is programed so all I have to is push a button, or I listen to a CD.

    Here is my daily reminder of why I don't use a cell phone while driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    My new car lets me play my iPOD through the stereo and I've taken to listening to books and lectures while driving which seems to keep me more alert.

    But, when my grandkids are in the back seat and watching their movies the sound of them makes me want to fall asleep! So, we take lots of breaks for little walks and I eat corn nuts one-by-one so the loud crunch in my head keeps me awake.
    I love books, but found that I can't pay attention long enough to listen to them on tape. Same with the radio - it can be on, but it's really just company because I don't tune into it.

    Everyone is different.

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