Distracted driving results when a driver shifts their focus away from the safe operation of the school bus. Talking on the phone and eating are common examples of distracted driving, but many other factors can affect a school bus driver’s focus on the road.
There are three types of distracted driving:
- Visual: The driver’s eyes are off the road
- Manual: The driver’s hands are not on the steering wheel
- Mental: The driver’s thoughts are not focused on driving