Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Before you drive:

  • Allow plenty of travel time
  • Review all maps and directions prior to driving
  • Put all reading material in your trunk
  • Keep the vehicle tidy and do not use it as a place to store things
  • Stow and secure loose objects in their proper place
  • Prepare children with everything they need prior to driving
  • Secure pets properly prior to driving
  • Preset climate control and radio prior to driving
  • Pre-program route on GPS devices prior to driving

While you’re driving:

  • Allow phone calls to go to voicemail
  • Do not text, surf the web or read emails
  • Do not eat, drink or groom
  • Do not smoke
  • Stop at safe locations (rest stops or commuter lots) to make and receive calls
  • Keep two hands on the wheel for better control and less fatigue
  • Keep your eyes and mind on the road

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