Monday, February 20, 2017 by Kolbe
Distracted driving is no joke, there have been many laws set in the past years to ward against it. Using your phone while driving is maybe the most common, but you may have also seen people putting on makeup or even reading. Police in Iceland have had to warn tourists against another form of distracted driving, however. Driving while staring at the Northern Lights. Motorists driving in Iceland have been pulled over for suspected intoxication, swerving and erratic driving. After questioning, the police found the cause was that the drivers were awestruck by the aurora borealis. Police have had to warn drivers not to stare at the natural phenomenon while driving, because distracted driving is dangerous no matter the cause. If you find yourself driving in Iceland, be sure to save your gazing of the Northern Lights until after you are done driving. Otherwise, you’ll be seeing a whole other set of lights, but these ones will be in your rearview mirror.