Great Tips for Eliminating Distracted Driving

May 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM | Posted in Reminders | Leave a comment
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This time of year provides added driving distractions, especially for newly licensed teens while behind the wheel. It is an exciting time of year for teens, with proms, graduations, and summer vacations on the horizon. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. Distracted driving is anything that takes your mind off the road, and it’s not just cell phone use. We all know what not to do. Start a conversation with teens, keep the following great tips fresh in mind and everyone can stay safe while driving:

  • Don’t eat or drink, put on makeup, play with the radio or anything other than focus on the road while behind the wheel – For safety’s sake take a few minutes to do these things before you get on the road.
  • Fatigue and daydreaming can be dangerous driving distractions – Always stay alert behind the wheel.
  • Angry or upset drivers are not only distracted but can also be dangerous – Don’t get behind the wheel until you are calm.
  • Texts and calls may seem urgent but can wait – Turn your cell phone off while driving, and only use your phone when you are off the road.

Always put safety first. You should be in complete control while driving, be sure to tell passengers that you need to focus on the road. One little distraction could cause an accident with major bodily injury or even death.

Don’t become another tragic statistic, nothing is as important as the rest of your life.

Stay alert and stay safe!

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