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Different Kind of Distracted Driving

Written By: Joe Melillo

We preach donít drive distracted but a new study says its more than just cell phones causing accidents.

Different Kind of Distracted Driving



September 27, 2013
Twin Tiers (WENY) - We preach don't drive distracted but a new study says its more than just cell phones causing accidents.
    
The Erie Insurance Group studied 65,000 fatal crashes over a two-year span, and they found that one in ten were attributed to driver distraction. From that they found 62 percent were blamed on daydreaming. That's five times as many as talking or texting on a mobile phone.

If you can't eliminate daydream driving, how can you minimize it? 
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Keep your eyes moving. Change your gaze every two seconds.
    
- Chew something. Crunchy foods will keep you alert.
    
-Try different driving routes when possible