Be Aware of Distracted Driving

Be Aware of Distracted Driving

April 26, 2023

It’s easy to do. Your phone buzzes, you look down, and before you know it, you’re typing a response - while driving at 65 mph.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and taking the time to learn more about this issue could help our roads be safer.

If you have found yourself glancing down at your phone at a stoplight or talking to someone over a long drive, consider these habits instead to stay as safe as possible:

  • Silence is golden — You’re much less likely to look if you don’t hear your notifications. Put your phone on silent to avoid temptation.
  • Place phone safely — Put your phone somewhere stable and out of sight. If you are using it as a map, make sure it is eye level with the road.
  • Pullover — Important call you have to take? Pullover to eliminate the risk of an accident.
  • Keep it to yourself — If you’re a passenger, don’t show something on your phone to the driver.

Being focused and keeping your eyes on the road will help you get to where you’re going and keep your fellow drivers safe as well. Happy driving!