If you were to survey the drivers out on the road, you would probably be hard pressed to find any that can say they have never been distracted while driving their vehicle. With lives that are as busy as we are today, there are several things that can distract you from the most important thing you should be paying attention to when behind the wheel…driving. Some people don’t realize they are driving distracted though. Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance is here to talk about some steps you can take as a driver to ensure you are fully awake and aware when you are behind the wheel.
Turn on Auto Reply While Driving
When you are driving, you can turn on and autoreply feature on your phone that will reply to any texts you get while driving, notifying the person sending you a text, that you can’t respond because you are behind the wheel. Many people feel anxious when they hear that ding notifying them that they have received a text and will end up checking it while they are driving. This driving mode will hold off any notifications while you are driving so you can focus.
Organize Your Car for Long & Short Road Trips
How many times have you had to find something while driving down the road? It’s happened to all of us at some point. When you are looking through the console of your vehicle, you are hardly giving your full attention to the road. The more organized you are before driving, the better.
Be Awake & Feel Well Rested
Driving while you are sleep deprived is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Those that drive when they are drowsy have 4 times greater chance of getting into an auto accident. If you start to feel tired while driving, pull over and take a break.
Avoid Eating While Driving
It’s far too tempting to eat while you are on the road. There is a strong argument for saving time, but that argument is weakened when you think about the risk of an accident because you are too worried about the ketchup packet you just dropped as you are eating your burger. Eating should be done when you are pulled over and parked.
How Do Passengers Affect Driving?
This tip is mostly for teenage drivers. When teenagers are driving with their friends, there is a greater chance they will be distracted and get into an accident. Limiting the amount of people in the car with a teenage driver will create a safer situation.
Avoid Grooming While Driving
We all want to look good when we pull into the office. However, you should save grooming for your bathroom, not your vehicle. Grooming in your vehicle isn’t safe.
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