The drivers and passengers in the distracted driver’s car are just as at risk as other potential victims of the distracted driver. Even animals can get hit by a bad driver who isn’t looking at the road.
See if public transportation is an option for you in these instances of snow, sleet, or hail. Uber and other rideshares usually have someone who is good in these conditions, and they may list it in their bio.
See if someone can watch your children if you will be running many errands throughout the day. Kids become more of a distraction when they are bored and start making noise with their parents in the car.
Ask your boss if you can work remotely. Many office jobs or technology careers are better suited for a home office now. The need to drive to work adds stress and anxiety to the workday, resulting in poor driving performance.
These classes really started to become more relevant during the pandemic, and they continue to be available two years later. Talk to your local DMV if you have trouble finding driver’s ed courses online.
Insurance companies offer monitoring devices now. This would seem like something out of a sci-fi story just a couple of decades ago, but these devices will track your driving habits and give you financial breaks if you remain competent behind the wheel.