Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving
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Driving should be done with your full concentration and attention. Driving is serious business and it should not be taken lightly. When you are driving on the road, it is your responsibility to protect the lives of those inside the car with you as well as others on the road. Distracted driving poses a great danger to your life and the lives of others on the road. Any and all distractions should be avoided at all costs when you are behind the wheel.
Here are few tips, provided by our experienced car accident lawyers, that can help you prevent distracted driving:
1. Do not drive if you feel drowsy.
You should avoid driving if you feel tired. Many accidents are caused when the driver is too exhausted and nods off in the middle of driving. Do not drive if you feel drowsy at any moment. Try to get off the road to be safe if you feel even a little sleepy and do not rush to reach your destination.
2. Do not eat while you are driving.
Many people do not think it’s a big deal to eat food while they are driving. Driving should be taken very seriously. If you are eating while driving and your food spills, then you can easily become distracted. It is best to be safe and avoid eating anything while you are driving.
3. Avoid using your cell phone.
While driving, using your cell phone can prove to be extremely dangerous for your safety. Making or receiving calls or texting can distract the driver. It is important to keep your eyes on the road all the time. Cell phones should only be used in case of emergency. Even then, the driver should take care to pull over to a safe area before making a call. There are great numbers of accidents that occur mainly because the driver was distracted with his cell phone.
4. Avoid multi-tasking while driving.
Many drivers have a habit to make calls when they are driving, while others fiddle with the radio or their music player while they drive. To be safe on the road, it is best to do these things before you drive. Driving should be done with extreme caution and multi-tasking should be kept to activities outside of the car.
5. Have limited number of passengers inside your vehicle.
One of the reasons for distracting the driver is having a lot of passengers. When you’re giving a ride to a lot of friends or family members, it becomes easy for you to focus your attention on their conversation and not on the road. Try to have limited number of friends in your car so that they do not distract you.
6. Secure your pets before driving.
If you have any pets and you are taking your pet with you on the road, then make sure that you secure your pet in a safe cage. Pets that are not secured can cause a major distraction for the driver. It is important to secure your pet before you drive to avoid being distracted.
7. Familiarize yourself with all the features in your car.
It is important that before you drive the car, you know how to use its features. You should be able to turn on the wipers, air conditioner, or music without having to take your eyes of the road.
If you get into a crash with a distracted driver, contact our car accident lawyers for help. We can guide you through the claims process and get you maximum compensation for your damages.
Last Updated: 03-24-2017