Driving and talking on the phone have become the norm. I’m must admit, I’m guilty as most in this area. Why do we do it? We don’t perceive talking on phone while driving as dangerous.
Research shows that talking in the phone while driving is a distraction which increases likelihood of an auto accident. And accidents affect your insurance rates.
When you add texting to the equation your chances of causing an accident more than quadruple and are more likely to cause a crash than a drunk driver.
When we’re distracted we don’t perceive the road and our surroundings well. We are seeing but not perceiving. The underlying phenomenon is the same as the famed Invisible Guerrilla in the room experiment.
The real reason to stay on task while driving is to protect your most important and limited resource: Your Attention. And your safety.