There have been lots of recent news stories about cell phone usage while driving. While talking while driving is certainly distracting, and a major cause of accidents and injury, there is another reason why you shouldn’t be talking and driving that we haven’t seen many people point out.
Many of today’s cars are soundproof. You can see that in some of our recent posts, where we’ve taken a look at some of the newer models coming out with even quieter cabins. The problem is that the quieter the inside of your car is, the harder it is to hear emergency vehicles approaching – and that only gets more difficult if you’re distracted by a conversation.
Get off the phone, enjoy your time in your soundproof passenger cabin, and pay attention to your surroundings so that emergency vehicles can get by without coming so close to running you down. Act like you care!