Despite all of the media attention currently focused on being a distracted driver, some people may find themselves engaging in other forms of dangerous activity behind the wheel.
People who drive with pets on their laps are a common example. Even those who properly secure their pets in the back seat may become distracted if they turn around to tend to or play with them while in a moving vehicle.
In fact, according to a recent AAA survey, approximately 20% of drivers admitted to allowing their dog to sit on their lap while driving on errands, road trips, and other outings. This and other statistics can be found on the AAA “Doggie Distractions Fact Sheet.“
According to the poll, 59 percent of those polled admitted to engaging in various forms of distracted driving while driving with pets in their lap, ranging from feeding and petting to playing with them.
Overall, such behavior may evoke the old adage, “it’s not you – it’s the other guy.” This concept is also applicable to life insurance. Even younger and healthier people can have their lives cut short due to the carelessness of others.