The dangers of distracted driving are well-known at this point. Anything from cell phones to futzing with the radio, to applying your make-up, can shift your focus from the road.
Unfortunately, newspapers, magazines, and the internet host daily accounts of car accidents that have resulted from distracted driving. The number are ever-increasing with teenagers using phones, and the invention of smart watches that make accessing technology a whole lot easier.
To distract yourself from the distractions that mean your attention is not on the road, use these tips and be a safer driver:
- Turn off your phone. Try putting your phone out of reach or shutting it down before you start driving. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Any text or call you receive whilst driving isn’t that important that you should put your life, and other drivers’ lives, on the line.
- Be organized. Whether you need to get out your parking pass, set your GPS, or apply a touch of lipstick, do all of this before turning your car on. That way, you’ll be better prepared and you won’t need to take your eyes off the road.
- Find zen. We all need a little peace and quiet in our lives. Make your driving time, quiet time to concentrate and be calm!