But unfortunately not enough people realize it yet. Too many people still tool down the road, having their lunch or texting their friends at 70mph while other, equally distracted drivers cut in front of them or stop suddenly.
Practically everyone has some distracted habits, but just how distracted a driver are you?
The good people at Car Talk have created a test to measure just how safe — or how reckless — you are behind the wheel. Answer 21 simple questions and you’ll get a number score quantifying just how dangerously distracted you can be.
The quiz will open in a new window, so please comment here and tell us what score you got.
And for the record, I got a 7, making me a “traffic safety nerd.”
I’m not apologizing for that, but to be completely honest, I’m a lot less distracted since I spilled Nesbitt’s Orange Soda on my cell phone. It turns out that the zesty fizz may feel good going down, but it’s lousy for circuitry.
— Wes Williams