National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving kills hundreds of people on the road each year. We tend to think that teenagers are the biggest offenders, however, according to the Pew Research Center, that isn’t necessarily the case. Our lives are busy and when we get into our cars we have difficulty changing gears (pun intended).
Here are some tips to help you be more alert when driving:
· Put your phone away
· Make adjustments to your radio before you drive and keep the volume down
· Secure any loose items in your car
· If you’re using your phone or GPS for directions, enter your destination before starting your trip
· Don’t eat, drink or smoke while driving
· Adjust your seat and mirrors prior to starting out
· Make sure everyone is buckled up
Keep yourself and your passengers safe on the road. Seasoned drivers sometimes take for granted the effort needed to stay focused on road conditions and the actions of other drivers. Limiting unnecessary distractions helps you to be better focused when you’re behind the wheel.