While you are driving, there are some habits that can be dangerous to yourself and other drivers. These are things that can wait until you reach your destination or that can be done before you leave home.
Eating and drinking in a car usually isn’t a smart combination. If you must have something to drink while driving, then consider getting a can or a cup instead of a bottle with a lid. Avoid eating in a car because you can be distracted by something dropping from the food onto your lap or a very hot substance that might burn your mouth. One of the common things involving drinking in the car is spilling hot coffee on your lap.
Before you leave home or work, make sure you have all your make up on your face and your hair is styled the way you want it to look. You can keep looking in a mirror and keep your eyes on the road at the same time. There might be a little time while at a red light to brush your hair, but don’t bother trying to apply eye shadow or lipstick and think that it will look alright for one or that you won’t get distracted from staying in your lane.
If you have a dog, then you know that he would like to ride in the car when you go somewhere. Taking care of your dog is one of the dangerous driving habits that could pose a dangerous to not only yourself but your pet as well. Try not to let your dog get too much of your attention while you’re driving. If possible, keep the dog in the back seat so that he is not laying on your lap. This can cause issues with reaction time on braking and accelerating as well as shifting. Secure the animal as best as possible so that he is not moving around in the car while you are driving.
Your children will want your attention while you’re trying to maintain some kind of control of the car. Make rules that apply to riding in the car so that they know what’s expected. There should be no loud talking, and they should keep their hands and feet to themselves while the car is in motion. A good book or travel games can help keep some children quiet while they are in the car.