Pros And Cons Of Distracted Driving

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An 18-year old female has been airlifted to an area hospital with life threatening injuries after losing control of her car on Memorial Drive. Officers believe speeding and texting played a major role in this single car accident this evening. That was reported this evening by a local news reporter at the scene of the accident. How many times have you heard similar news reports like this one about an auto accident? It only takes one text or call to change your world upside down. Distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents across the United States.
In recognition of April being distracted driving awareness month, here are a few tips to help you focus on the road and stop being a distracted driver.
6 Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving
1. Turn off your phone or place it on silent. Good ways to avoid using your cell phone while driving is to turn it off or place it out of your reach until you arrive at your
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Avoid multi-tasking by organizing your stuff before you drive off. Setup your GPS route before you get on the road not while already on the road. Doing this beforehand can ensure you input the correct information for your destination and don’t get lost.
4. Save serious talks for later. It’s important not lose yourself in stressful thoughts or serious conversations when you’re behind the wheel or a passenger. Driving and focusing on the road is your task at hand, so you should save the “we need to talk” moments for later.
5. Avoid eating or drinking while driving. It may seem like a good idea to grab a bite to eat on your way to a meeting, but food spills are a major distraction when driving. What’s more important your life or morning coffee.
6. Limit the number of passengers in the car with you. By limiting the number of passengers in the car you can reduce the activity level inside the car. Driving with friends can often create dangerous driving environment, especially for teenage drivers who are focused on their friends rather than the