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Smoking Whilst Driving

Distractions while driving are the major contributors that results in car accidents, many of which occur when motorists decide to smoke whilst driving, neglecting their concentration.

Distractions such a smoking during driving could cause great interruption in understanding the processing of the road traffic indications and precautions.

Tips for safe driving to avoid mishaps

For driving the car safely as well as to avoid smoking while driving, firstly remove the cigarette ashtray, lighter and most essentially cigarette from the car. This will to a great extent will result in eliminating or controlling the temptation to lay a cigarette while driving. In addition, if possible leave your house much in advance than the scheduled time so as to grab a bite or stop and smoke off the road. It is also recommendable to travel or drive with someone else and during driving drive the vehicle turn by turn. It will also allow you to eat in a much better way. Combining smoking and eating whilst driving is a mishap waiting to take place. Make the things easier for yourself and other drivers as well through sticking to some simple to follow rules.

However, if you unintentionally drop your cigarette and consequently burn yourself, you can finish up distracted, which can cause a severe car accident. Smoking whilst driving is dangerous and should be avoided where possible.

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