We’ve all heard about the dangers of using a mobile phone when behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. But, we don’t hear much about the other distractions that can affect drivers when on the road. Today’s post will discuss the top distracted driving habits in Wisconsin that don’t have to do with mobile phone use.

One of the most dangerous distracted driving habits is when drivers have a pet sitting in their lap. It’s just as bad if the pet is sitting on the front passenger seat. Pets can easily cause a distraction, which is why they should be in the rear of the vehicle or even secured in a crate.

Drivers who love to eat and drink behind the wheel can cause some of the most tragic accidents. Hot food and hot drinks can be spilled, causing burns and the driver to veer into oncoming traffic or adjacent lanes.

Many accidents are caused by drivers who take their eyes off the road to look for an item they dropped in between the seat and middle console or on the floor in front of them. This is a big distraction that can lead to fatal accidents. If a driver drops something while driving, it should be left there until the vehicle is off the road.

Putting on makeup or shaving while driving is quite common. We are so busy these days that we don’t have time to do a lot of things at home before heading out for work. Drivers should not shave or apply makeup when driving.

Being injured in a car accident by a distracted driver can change your life. You could miss time at school or work. You could suffer injuries that keep you from returning to work. Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case today.

Source: How Stuff Works, “10 Most Dangerous Distracted Driving Habits,” accessed Sep. 22, 2017