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Friday, February 23, 2007

Two Hands

Anyone who ever played baseball has heard, “Two hands!” if they tried, with one hand, to catch the ball and ended up dropping it. Why? Because you obviously have much more control with two hands than one. The same is true for driving.

With this fact being so clear, why do we so often not use two hands while driving (never mind about 10 O’clock, 2 O’clock!)? Simple. We’re talking on the phone; doing something to change the music; putting on makeup; smoking; or eating or drinking.

Is this really a problem? Well, yes and no. Sometimes you’ve got to be on the phone while driving. And sometimes you need to eat or drink while traveling. The problem comes primarily from either doing too many things at once, or, most especially, doing something that makes you take your eyes off the road. Think about it—your eyes naturally go to the CD player when you’re doing something to adjust it.

So, here’s a good rule of thumb: Drive with both hands whenever possible. And on those occasions when you really have to use one hand to eat, drink, or be on the phone, be very careful to keep watching the road.

For more tips, consider a defensive driving class such as the California online traffic school, Florida online traffic school, Washington defensive driving course, or Texas defensive driving course.

1 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I see people text messaging on the road, while they are driving! I know this seems like a death wish, but people seem to do it. Please do not text message when you are on the road!

9:44 PM

 

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