Moose Jaw Ford Warns Drivers: Multitasking Causes Car Accidents

Moose Jaw Ford Warns Drivers: Multitasking Causes Car Accidents

textingIt’s human nature to want to accomplish as many tasks as possible in the shortest amount of time. Due to our increasingly busy schedules, people are more likely to be multitasking than not, and unfortunately the multitasking is also happening behind the wheel when driving. Moose Jaw Ford warns about multitasking while driving in an effort to help keep drivers safer:

Multitasking Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that distracted driving or multitasking contributes to about 80% of car accidents. Additionally, NHTSA feels about 80% of these accidents could be avoided if the driver wasn’t distracted.

Teenagers are most at risk for distracted driving and multitasking related car accidents, although drivers of all ages have admitted to using phones or eating while driving.

Common Ways Drivers Multitask


Cell phones are the most common way drivers multitask behind the wheel, but there are other activities drivers try that lead to car accidents. Common problems include:


  • Reading
  • Picking up something you dropped on the floor
  • Putting on makeup
  • Drinking or eating
  • Shaving
  • Reading
  • Looking through purse
  • Dealing with kids in the backseat

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