With the pace of advancement many new electronic devices have been introduced. Unfortunately, they have successfully made their ways in to the vehicles. Drivers can perform numerous tasks with the help these devices. They can talk on phone, send messages, faxes and emails, even watch TV. These activities are cognitively engaging and it grabs the attention of drivers. Drivers try to set up their mind for multi-tasking and thus get distracted.
National highway traffic and safety administration NHTSA has reported 25% of the accidents are attributed to distraction. The survey conducted by them also highlighted that 73% of these accidents are due to the usage of cell phones during driving. It has provided a good reason for exploring the human brain while talking, listening and driving a vehicle.
According to a survey, a drunk driver is putting his and others lives in danger. Similarly, a driver who uses cell phone during driving is also putting his and others lives in danger. The level and tendency of impairments would be same for the both cases. So, does the punishment. The researchers suggested that if legislators want to highlight this issue they should outlaw the usage of phone during driving.
However, people know about the hazards associated with the use of cell phones during driving, yet they need to understand the scientific observation behind this phenomenon. The driver who drives the car while talking on phone is distracted. Human brain is not developed to perform multitasking. It can perform only one task at a time.
London Driving School has conducted an experiment with a train driver, who considered himself as a multitask performer. He was asked to communicate on cell phone and drive through hurdles at the same time. The results were alarming. The train driver had made five crashes and he did not even answer the questions properly.
This was only an experiment which was conducted in the safest zone. Now consider, if this was not an experiment but a reality what would happen? The distracted mind cannot drive the car, safely. Additionally; the complexity level would be quite higher than the experiment. The roads are full of traffic and drivers have to use their judgmental skills for driving. They have to keep their mind focused on vehicles moving ahead. They cannot afford to distract the attention.
The first training in the driving institutes is about safety. London Driving School is very well aware about the hazards that can be faced on the roads. They prepare the driving candidates for any hazards that can be faced on roads. Their stimulation trainings are best for realization. Drivers have been given an opportunity to realize that how many crashes they have made while driving in the stimulated environment. Additionally, they are asked to evaluate their own performance on the roads. They can easily highlight about the hazards they have to face while performing two tasks at a time. Self-realization is the best teaching technique adopted by the best driving instructors of London Driving School. The lessons given always remain in the minds of the drivers and they will never try to put their lives in hazards.