Teen ‘using Snapchat while driving – Is it Dangerous?SnapChat is one of the latest and one of the most popular mobile application among young people. The app has changed the way many people communicate. You no longer have to rely on lengthy texts to send a message. With Snapchat, you simply snap a pic or shoot a short video clip and send it to your contacts.However, more and more media reports are revealing situations where individuals have caused accidents Snapchatting while driving. Millions of drivers have caused accidents or been involved in accidents just because they were using Snapchat or operating other electronic devices while driving. Don’t be a part of the statistics. See the reasons why it is risky to Snapchat and drive and how to avoid the risk.
Here is why Snapchatting while driving is dangerousDriving a car takes a lot of mental concentration and energy. You have to keep your eyes on the road and be constantly aware of your surroundings. Snapchatting while driving will distract you visually, physically and cognitively from the task at hand (operating the vehicle) and increase your likelihood of causing an accident.
- Visually – you will have to take your eyes off the road to operate your phone
- Physically – you will have to free your hand from the steering wheel to operate your phone
- Cognitively – operating your smartphone requires mental energy (entering passwords, finding the app and taking and sending photos)