Distracted driving is a serious issue that affects everyone on the road. This month, take the time to educate yourself on how to stay focused while driving.
Understand the dangers of distracted driving.
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from driving, including texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, adjusting the radio, or even daydreaming. These distractions can cause you to take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off driving, putting yourself and others at risk
Put away your phone and other distractions.
To stay safe, put your phone away while driving. If you need to use it for navigation or to make a call, pull over to a safe location first. Additionally, avoid other distractions like eating, drinking, or adjusting the radio while driving. Remember, your focus should always be on the road.
Plan ahead and avoid multitasking while driving.
One of the best ways to prevent distracted driving is to plan ahead. Avoid multitasking while driving, such as eating or applying makeup. Remember, your safety and the safety of others on the road should always be your top priority.
Speak up and encourage others to drive distraction-free.
As we observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s important to not only focus on our own driving habits but also to encourage others to do the same. Speak up and remind your friends and family members about the dangers of distracted driving. One second with your eyes off the road could cause devastation to yourself, your family and others.
Stay alert and aware of your surroundings while on the road.
One of the most important things you can do to prevent distracted driving is to stay alert and aware of your surroundings while on the road. This means keeping your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind focused on driving. If your feeling tired, stop sip coffee and take a 15 minute nap before continuing your journey.