Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from driving, this includes eating, drinking, grooming, talking or texting, messing with your navigation or radio, & even talking to passengers. Texting has fast become the most popular of these distractions, it's estimated that 26% of all car crashes involve a cell phone! In the five seconds you take your eyes off the road to read a text you could be involved in a deadly accident. Keep your eyes on the road & off distractions.
So how can you avoid driving with distractions?
-Avoid multi-tasking while driving! If you're on the road make sure the only task you're doing is driving.
-Avoid eating or drinking, eat before, after or pull over & eat, just don't eat while driving
-If you are feeling drowsy then pull off to the side of the road or parking lot & take a quick nap
-Avoid using your phone while driving, put it out of reach so you're not tempted & if you must make a phone call then pull over before doing so
-Have your pets in carriers or otherwise secured, don't allow them to roam free
-If you're needing to use your navigation to get you somewhere make sure to plug in all the info before you start the road trip
Keep your eyes on the road & your hands on the wheel & drive safe!