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Avoid Distracted Driving

Distractions cause many accidents for both new and experienced drivers. Taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds, could have disastrous results.

Here are some tips to avoid distractions:

  • Don't eat in the car. Fumbling with food, dropping food, or trying to drive with one hand can cause problems.
  • Avoid fiddling with controls such as radio, temperature controls, and mirrors while driving. It is better to pull over and adjust them, then return to the road.
  • Don't use cell phones while driving. Pull off the road in a safe place to make calls. That way you can concentrate on the dialing and conversation without putting you and your car at risk.
  • Check your vision and if you need glasses, be sure to wear them while driving.
  • Wear sun glasses when driving in bright sunlight. Sun glare can also be a distraction.
  • Avoid playing the radio too loud, the distraction could keep you from hearing sirens from emergency vehicles.
  • If something falls on the floor, don't try to pick it up while driving. Wait until you are parked.
  • Never…check your email, text message, read the paper, or a book while driving.