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Distracted Driving: Common Causes

A distracted driver poses a threat to not only himself or herself, but to anyone else on the road. This is even truer when the distracted driver is operating an 18-wheeler vehicle. These large trucks have the potential to cause extensive damage to other vehicles if they are involved in an accident, and when a driver is distracted, an accident is only too likely to occur.

Unfortunately, in today’s world, there is a wide variety of distractions that can take a truck driver’s mind and hands off the wheel. And when drivers allow these distractions to take their attention from the road, it can result in a devastating accident.

Common Distractions

Like any driver, a truck driver can become distracted by numerous things. Some of the most common distractions that any driver faces behind wheel include:

  • Technological devices
  • Overly loud music / TVs in vehicle
  • Talking on the phone while driving
  • Fatigue / boredom
  • Sheer inattention
  • Manual distraction (grabbing something)
  • Looking around / not paying attention to road

All of these distractions could, in the blink of an eye, cause a truck driver to be involved in a dangerous car accident–one that might cause you and your loved ones severe harm.

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