Common Signs Of Distracted Driving and Tips To Avoid Such Drivers On The Road

Learning how to identify a distracted driver and stay away from them could take time, patience and experience. Most drivers tend to pay more attention to things happening in their cars and fail to keep an eye out for other drivers on the road. A distracted driver may not be obvious at first, but understanding the signs of distracted driving can help you stay safe on the road.

Here Are Some Driving Behaviours You Should Look Out For:

  • Irregular Speed:

The distracted drivers fail to observe the speed limit and traffic flow around them. They drive too fast or too slow without obeying the traffic rules.

  • Change Speed Suddenly:

These irresponsible drivers will not maintain the same speed limit. Instead, they slow down or speed up unexpectedly.

  • Weave In And Out Of Lanes:

The drivers who have their eyes off the road usually have a difficult time to keep their vehicle in the proper driving lane.

  • Stop Vehicle For A Long time:

A distracted driver fails to react promptly to the traffic signal. They may pause for a longer time even after the light turns green.

If you encounter a distracted driver around you showing the signs of distracted driving, don’t panic.  Try to get out of their way by slowing down or carefully overtaking them.

How To Prevent Distracted Driving?

Though you can prevent others from driving distracted, there are ways to ensure that you are not contributing to the problem. Here are those ways:

  • Don’t text and drive
  • Adjust your seats, mirrors, radio and air conditioning unit before you hit the road
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Be mindful when driving at night or during harsh weather
  • Don’t drive when you are exhausted or feel drowsy
  • Stop your vehicle if you need to text or respond to a call

If you still want to know more about distracted driving and how to avoid them, call Sprint Driving School on 1300 73 1330. Our driving instructors will teach you about various types of distracted driving and what to do if you spot a distracted driver.