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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

CareNow Urgent Care reminds you to drive safely. If you get into an accident, they are here for you!

CareNow Urgent Care
April 10, 2024
Man with hands on the steering wheel of a vehicle.

Multitasking. We all do it, but is it truly worth it? We'll dive into this multitasking myth as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

Many workplaces or coworkers believe multitasking is an extraordinary feat that increases productivity. Others believe it is entirely false; we are incapable of completing such a task. Science, on the other hand... well, science confirms that it is impossible for humans.

Computers can multitask. They have tabs, programs, and applications all running simultaneously. However, with each task, it takes more “energy” to complete. When it comes to humans, our brains can only focus on the steps of a task, usually in a sequence. So, when we feel we are multitasking, our brains are going through a process of organized distraction. When we “multitask,” our brains think more shallowly, slowly, and inefficiently.

According to the American Psychological Association, multitasking can decrease productivity by up to 40%. Other studies show that your IQ is lowered, and you can make up to 50% or more mistakes when trying to multitask. While multitaskers are often found in the workplace, one location they should not be is on our roads. Please remember to put away the phones, the food, and the makeup when you’re behind the wheel so your brain can focus. Be steady in your thoughts and drive undistracted for yourself and the other drivers in the lane next to you.

Accidents happen all the time, some more serious than others. For those times when multitasking is unavoidable or when others are multitasking when driving, and an accident occurs, you’ll need reliable and accessible healthcare service. That's where CareNow Urgent Care comes in! CareNow Urgent Cares are ready to provide the necessary evaluation and care should you get into a fender bender. CareNow sees patients for concussions, small lacerations, bruises, scrapes, and other accident injuries. They proudly serve the Utah communities during Distracted Driving Awareness Month and year-round! Visit them online to find the location closest to you at

April 10, 2024
St. Mark's Hospital