Is there anything that can be done to avoid Distracted Driving?

September 28, 2019

Texting, talking with your passengers, daydreaming—these are just some of the distractions while behind the wheel.

With today’s connected world, driving distractions have become even more rampant.

Sure, there is a Distracted Driving Law that was passed around two years ago.

This piece of legislalation requires the use of hands-free connectivity on one’s mobile device while driving.

But alas.

Even with this law in place, so are the numerous billboards, mobile apps, and even stressful thoughts that take away the driver’s eyes, hands, and mind from the task at hand—driving.

Yet take heart as carmakers like Ford Motor Company and Ford Philippines are hard at work ensuring  that drivers are less distracted while, well, driving.

Its SYNC3 infotainment, for instance, ensures that you stay connected yet still keeping your hands on the tiller and eyes on the road.

Then there are the numerous safety systems like Forward Collision Mitigation and Blind Spot Monitoring that warn one if there is danger in their path.

It’s all designed to keep everyone out of harm’s way.

But of course, the best way to stay safe is to avoid being distracted while behind the wheel.

Is there anything that’s distracting you from being safe on the move?

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.