It comes as no surprise that many serious motor vehicle accidents are the result of distracted driving. Yet there continues to be many misconceptions about what pulls drivers’ attention from the roadway. The National Safety Council says there are several myths about distracted driving that motorists need to be aware of.
Myth Number One: Ability to multi-task
Many drivers believe that they are capable of effectively multitasking while behind the wheel, but this is simply not true. The human brain is simply not designed to perform more than one challenging activity at the same time, especially when those activities require some amount of thinking. When the brain is required to switch between two tasks frequently, it slows down reaction times, and if the person is driving a car, the result could very well be an accident.