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Distracted Driving: The Multi-Tasking Myth (You Be the Judge Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Steven Gacovino , Edward Lake , Luke Russell
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Book Description

We all want to believe we can drive responsibly and monitor distractions. But our attention is limited by nature, and we are often very subtly distracted from noticing things right in front of us. Depending on what you're doing while you're driving, you could literally miss seeing a giraffe grazing on the roadside. Because of distractions, many people have failed to see a gorilla beating its chest right in front of them, and this is no joke.

We really are not good multi-taskers when our attention is spread over tasks that require dedicated attention. That's why conversations on cellphones turn out to be a serious distraction to drivers. Read this book and see what you think. And then see what you think about whether it's fair to the rest of the people in your car or on the road when you allow yourself to be distracted in the special way that cellphones can distract.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2417 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Russell Café; 1 edition (March 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J3513FO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,316 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cell phones and driving --nyet. June 28, 2014
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Passive cell phone use is keeping your phone on while driving. shut it off until the drive is over or interrupted. that is the message this book conveys very well. should be requried reading and part of a written driving test. Most automobile trip segments are shorter than a movie so shut the phone off or let your passenger do the talking on the cell. Make rest stops on interstates, WiFi hot spots to channel the behaviors we want to eliminate from the driving and passing lanes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I've Read on Distracted Driving So Far April 23, 2014
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This book is the pinnacle work on the topic of distracted driving. This book really cuts to the heart of the problem and examines in depth how the distraction occurs and looks at the psychology of why we do it. It cites several key studies on the topic of attention to prove exactly how distractions are created.

You may think distracted driving doesn't affect you, until it does, and then it's too late to do anything about it. We need to get ahead of this problem now and we should all take the pledge to drive cell free and keep the road safe for ourselves and our children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inconvenient, but true April 29, 2014
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We all think we're "saving" time when we're multi-tasking, but this book directly disputes that idea with research showing how we're not working toward "saving" lives with regards to driving and phone use. I highly recommend it... and need to continue to put it in practice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why haven't you clicked download yet? January 4, 2015
By Chris O
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Quick, easy read. Good brief description of psych research that has been done on multitasking. Now if only I could get friends and family to buy into this and change their driving/calling/texting behaviors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, great reminder. May 15, 2014
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What I like most about this book is that it conveys a great message, and does it quickly and succinctly. I appreciated the reminder, and felt a little convicted myself about how I drive. Before reading I probably would've said that I could drive and do several things at the same time. The book does a great job of laying out the myth and then giving research supporting why we can't drive safely while doing other things at the same time. Great book.
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By Stan S
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This is a huge pet peeve of mine after spending the last 10 years on the road in a big truck. I've seen so many accidents and close calls because of distracted driving over the years. It was great to read about the science behind how people just can't multi-task while driving a vehicle. This should be mandatory reading for anyone with a child who is becoming of driving age to get them started on the right foot.
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By cgsali
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This was a good book. It tells how texting and talking on cell phone while driving is not a victimless crime, and really, distracted drivers may well be just a dangerous and perhaps more dangerous than slightly drunken drivers. It gives some good pointers as to why we should be talking about the dangers of distracted driving and tell those who do it that they shouldn't because of the dangers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 10, 2014
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Everyone needs to read this. Driving is dangerous enough without using cell phones.
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