Distracted Driving & Safety Tips

January 01, 2017

Texting While Driving

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Texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. At 55mph, that’s like driving an entire football field blindfolded.

Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving

  • Keep your hands on the wheel.
  • Set your music playlist before you start driving.
  • Properly restrain your children before you start driving.
  • Put your cell phone away.
  • Put on makeup or practice other grooming while the car is not moving.
  • Enjoy your food outside of your car.

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

  • Plan your route ahead of time.
  • Encourage your passengers to keep quiet.
  • Maintain proper speed and safety.
  • Stay alert to changing road conditions.

Keep Your Mind Focused on Driving

  • Make sure you are calm if driving after or during an argument or other emotional event.
  • If you are tired, pull over and rest.

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