What Distracts You While Driving?

New “Decide to Drive” video series highlights the danger of small distractions

Alan S. Hilibrand, MD

I know that I have been guilty—and I think every orthopaedic surgeon I know has also been guilty—of trying to do two things simultaneously. We all have talked on the phone, grabbed a bite to eat, drunk a morning cup of coffee, or engaged in activities other than the task of driving while behind the wheel. It seems harmless enough. These are small distractions, right?

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