Produced by Tim Roberts at Fleet Strategy

Why is it important to maintain your focus and eliminate distractions while driving? We often don’t realise that a lot can happen when we take our eyes off the road, even for just a few seconds. Even when driving at slow speeds, lack of attention and being too close to the vehicle in front can result in harmful incidents.

It doesn’t have to be a typical mobile phone distraction – turning to sip a drink, pick up an object that was not put away, a distracting passenger, or intrusive thoughts can all cause us to be distracted. But it only takes one to ruin your whole day.

Your reaction time and braking distance have a huge part to play in how you manage an emergency, and you can’t do that distracted. Be sure to be well prepared for any journey, reduce potential distractions as much as possible, and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front – stay safe.