Distraction or Driver Fault

by : Ronnie Maurillo

Mobile phones are everywhere. You cannot avoid them. They are ringing in restaurants, movie theatres, seminars, the office and of course where else, but in the car or even motor bikes. When you are out on the road again, just take a look around you. There are so many phones in so many cars, pressed to the ears of too many drivers, behind the wheel of their motor vehicle. Mobile phones distract drivers from the task of driving (SMS messaging is even worse); the chances of being caught are minimal. We all know that, and being distracted while driving more than doubles the odds of having a serious crash.

Perhaps many of these phones and their owners will end up in car accidents, why wont get there cars for free car listings if thats the end point for every car owners. Moreover, whether those crashes are just a minor dent, or end in casualty, you cannot blame the mobile phone. Hold responsible the drivers who use them in the car without thought, and at the wrong time, allowing many unnecessary conversations to distract their attention from the road. One wonders whether these unthinking people remember their road rules and regulations, or even careless.

A safe, reliable motor vehicle and motor bikes is of paramount significance as well, though whether a mobile phone is used while driving or not, will not make a difference if the driver is injured through distraction or negligence. Even so, your car should be in the best condition possible for safe driving at all times. An accurate, reliable free site which, makes auto classifieds or cars classifieds easy to search, is OzFreeOnline.com, where you can register free, submit all the requirements about the car you are looking for and then conduct an advanced search Australian cars or used Australian cars. Become a member and join in the free forum, where all your motoring questions can be answered and tips and hints can be shared with other like-minded Australian drivers.

Attentive driving is of the utmost importance and it is to the detriment of the other road users, particularly when a self-indulgent driver ignores rules about mobile phones and the ban of their use while driving. Road safety and
automobile clubs such as the racv.com.au recommend hands-free devices so it eliminates dialling, but the truth is, that it's not about having your hands free, it's more about having your mind free to concentrate on driving.

Not only do we find that mobile phones are a constant hazard, but also there are many other varieties of situations that can distract motorists and car owners, whether they are holiday driving or just driving locally.

I bet you have seen someone reading while driving. People do it, and there is no specific law to deal with it. While were are at it, have you seen the number of drivers who apply makeup or use their electric shaver, smoke and eat while driving (one handed), and even change their clothing (I have seen this being done). The other distractions that top my list are, fiddling with the cd/radio/satnav/climate control/trip/ traction/sexually-explicit billboards/ moving picture billboards, kids, pets and back seat drivers. Cars are easy to drive but they still need to be driven by a conscientious person.

On investigating, many of these can be dealt with very inexpensively. For instance, do you have 'things' dangling from your rear view mirror? These items are usually superfluous, distracting and often obstruct vision from both front and rear windows of automobiles. A cracked or damaged side and rear view mirror is another diversion; have it repaired or replace the entire mirror, I suggest to put there cars on a free car listings. Many of your driving decisions are only as safe as the view you get from your mirrors.

Another danger is severely worn windshield wiper blades. They must be replaced or make there cars for sale. Smudged glass, squeaky and rattling blades can be nerve-racking. Blades are inexpensive and you can most likely do the installation yourself. The great thing about most of these problematic items is that you can shop online and have them delivered to your door from experienced sites like australianauto.com.au, who are recognised for high quality car parts and
accessories, OzFreeOnline.com, who have pages of accessories and parts and offer exceptional value for money. Therefore, there is no reason to have any faults in your motor vehicle with expertise and assistance waiting for your custom.

Car mats can be dangerous particularly when torn or frayed. You could catch a high heel, or stick your foot through a hole, diverting your attention and possibly interfering with the movement of your feet on the accelerator, clutch, or brake.

Decide which problems you can repair yourself and which ones need professional attention. Take care of them as soon as possible, to delay could mean an accident waiting to happen.