The more you know, the safer you’ll be.
Tackling the issue of distracted driving.
Distracted driving affects drivers of every age, and it is a hard habit to quit. We hope by providing this information to you now when you are first licensed, we can impart the dangers of distracted driving and help you start practicing safe driving methods.
Tips to Eliminate Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can be a hard habit to break. Here are some tips to avoid temptation.
Avoid texting by turning your phone on silent or installing an app that prevents you from texting while driving.
Other passengers, especially other teens, can be a big distraction while driving. Try and limit the number of friends you have in the car.
Avoid Eating While Driving
Eating out is for restaurants, not your car. Eating while driving doubles your risk of having an accident.
Set your GPS before you start your journey. If it needs to be adjusted mid-trip, stop the car before doing so.
Get Ready Beforehand
Be sure to put on your makeup and be fully groomed before you get in the car to avoid doing so in the car. Your bathroom mirror is better than the rear view any day.
Make sure to store loose items to prevent them from rolling around and tempting you to reach for them while driving.