Recent research suggests that at least 14% of all crashes involve the driver being distracted by something inside or outside the vehicle (NSW Roads and Maritime). Distractions can take many forms; using mobile phones and GPS units, adjusting vehicle settings, unsettled and noisy passengers, eating, drinking, smoking, and external distractions.

This activity challenges students to consider the importance of minimising and eliminating distractions as a road user, and the ways in which they can protect themselves and others from harm.

Where appropriate use students personal anecdotes to generate discussion on distractions being a significant risk factor for drivers and other road users.