Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous and deadly activities on the road. You certainly want to stay safe and focused while driving. With that in mind, follow these tips, courtesy of Epic Insurance serving Lees Summit, MO.
Put the phone away
Do not even have your phone out while you are driving. And certainly never use it while driving. If you do need to use it, pull over to the side of the road, park and be in a parked position before ever using your phone. Disaster can strike even in a few seconds of using a phone while behind the wheel.
Map ahead of time
Trying to map out a trip, even a short one, and trying to coordinate all that while you are driving is essentially impossible and very risky. Instead, map out your route before you even start the car. You might find yourself feeling much more relaxed.
Avoid other distractions
Keep in mind that there are many distractions other than phones. Avoid all of those too. They can include changing the radio station, having conversations with passengers or trying to snack while driving.
Don’t drive while tired
Driving while you’re tired can be extremely dangerous. if driving at night makes you sleepy, only drive when it’s daylight outside. Pace yourself, and only drive for short periods of time at a stretch. Make sure you have had a good night’s sleep whenever you drive, especially when you are going to be driving long distances several days in a row.
You want to do everything in your power to keep yourself, your passengers and passengers in other vehicles as safe as possible. So implement these steps, and notice what a difference that makes. Safe Traveling!