How to avoid distractions while driving?

Driving while distracted greatly increases your risk of getting into an accident. However, there are several measures you can take to stay safe behind the wheel. Here are some strategies you can start using today:

  • Set your phone to “silent” or “do not disturb” mode while driving. This will limit the urge to look at your phone whenever someone messages you.
  • Limit phone calls while on the road. Having a phone conversation or making voice commands are considered distractions.
  • Secure loose objects so they don’t slide off the seats or fall over when taking a sharp turn or driving over a pothole. This will prevent you from taking your eyes off the road while trying to reposition them.
  • Make sure your passengers are safe and secure before hitting the road. Ensure your children are buckled in, and your pet cannot roam freely in the vehicle.
  • Plan your route and program your navigation system while your car is parked. Alternatively, ask your front passenger to set the destination and program the GPS for you while you drive.
  • Don’t eat while driving; pull over and enjoy your food. This will prevent you from being distracted and you’ll avoid a mess!

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