Like most young drivers, you probably live out of your car as you shuttle between school, work and home. Your ride is your dressing room, your nightclub on wheels, your lunch room and even your meditation room.
But, unfortunately, as many young drivers discover each year, driving is a task that requires your undivided attention, especially since you're still green to the scene. Fact is, drivers between the ages of 16 to 19 are four times likelier than older drivers to be involved in car accidents. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety stats still list car crashes as the leading cause of death for teen drivers and attribute this to driver inexperience and juvenile behavior (i.e. tailgating, speeding, etc.). Throw multitasking in the mix and you're asking for trouble...and not the good kind.
The following are driving distractions you may be all too familiar with as well as ways to preserve your focus when behind the wheel.