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Driving with your eyes closed

Do you ever wonder what you miss when you blink?

I punch some numbers to see just how far we drive with our eyes closed....
 
Check it out. Driving With Your Eyes Closed



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That's actually very interesting


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Pretty cool information.

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Another interesting fact, it take an average of 4.6 seconds to read a text, at 65 mph, that's the length of a football field. How many of you will drive with you eyes closed for 4.6 seconds while driving?

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Another interesting fact, it take an average of 4.6 seconds to read a text, at 65 mph, that's the length of a football field. How many of you will drive with you eyes closed for 4.6 seconds while driving?
I text and drive all the time, although it's hard cause I have to take my hands off the handlebars


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Another interesting fact, it take an average of 4.6 seconds to read a text, at 65 mph, that's the length of a football field. How many of you will drive with you eyes closed for 4.6 seconds while driving?
Thats a great stat, scary.

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Another interesting fact, it take an average of 4.6 seconds to read a text, at 65 mph, that's the length of a football field. How many of you will drive with you eyes closed for 4.6 seconds while driving?
4.6 seconds? read slow?

but i take naps all the time while drive on the way to work, but my 30 second naps only equal 5 ft of driving.
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4.6 seconds? read slow?

but i take naps all the time while drive on the way to work, but my 30 second naps only equal 5 ft of driving.
4.6 on average.

I talked with a deputy the other night and he told me he responded to a single car accident, a lady was texting, lost control, rolled her car and was ejected, when he arrived, she was lying on the shoulder, injured, still texting....

In case some of you don't know, I am an instructor at Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S Teen driving school. B.R.A.K.E.S. I also take my semi, park cars around it in the blind spots and let the teens sit in my driver's seat and see what I see.

Here's a teen driver, at 10 mph, texting and TRYING to drive. Note what the sign says that she hits.

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4.6 on average.

I talked with a deputy the other night and he told me he responded to a single car accident, a lady was texting, lost control, rolled her car and was ejected, when he arrived, she was lying on the shoulder, injured, still texting....

In case some of you don't know, I am an instructor at Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S Teen driving school. B.R.A.K.E.S. I also take my semi, park cars around it in the blind spots and let the teens sit in my driver's seat and see what I see.

Here's a teen driver, at 10 mph, texting and TRYING to drive. Note what the sign says that she hits. MAH00725 - YouTube
When my daughters are old enough to drive we will be taking a class like this for sure!!

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When my daughters are old enough to drive we will be taking a class like this for sure!!
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