I have a 1 hour commute each way to work for 4 days each week (I work from home on Fridays) which means 8 hours on the road each week. I use that time to listen to books on tape and read at least 2 books a month that way.
What I did not realize is that it constitutes distracted driving. Check out the graphic below:
Granted, it looks as if it’s rated only higher than plain driving or driving with the radio on (How do you just “drive”? Doesn’t your mind wander? Don’t you start to get frustrated at other drivers?).
Be that what it may, you can download a free “Driving Distraction Away” from safestart.com.