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Is Distracted Driving Hurting Your Health?

There’s nothing more dangerous than driving while distracted.

Many drivers believe they’re immune, thinking that distracted driving won’t expose them to risks. But reality is very different. And drivers who believe accidents will never happen to them are the first ones to experience it.

But what if we told you that distracted driving is just as bad for your health as it is risky?

According to a recent research carried out by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, people become highly stressed when driving while attempting to take part in other activities. As a result, individuals become overly stressed and their health suffers as a result.

The research was based on data gathered from the researchers’ use of a driving simulator. They used the device to measure the pressure that the driver experiences while taking part in several activities at the same time.

The research shows that texting and driving, or emailing and driving, using the phone to check social media or other phone-related activities are not the only activities that increase the levels of stress for drivers.

Other activities that may make you suffer due to increased stress includes handling your kids in the back seat, driving while upset, and even having to handle difficult traffic.

If you’re a busy parent whose stress levels are already high due to the normal day-to-day grind, you should appreciate being able to identify yet another issue that may be contributing to the high levels of stress. By knowing what’s causing your health to suffer will give you an opportunity to stay healthier.

So if you’re the kind of driver who likes to put safety — and health — first, remember that focusing on the road and the act of driving will pay off in the end.

For more on how distracted driving can stress you, watch the video below or click here.

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