Important Reasons to Not Drive Distracted
Ever since cell phones entered daily American life, the number of accidents they’ve caused has risen. Fortunately, with a little planning, these incidents can be avoided.
If you’re worried about missing an important call, just let whoever you’re talking to know that you’ll be unavailable while you’re driving. If you’re expecting something you can’t miss within a certain time frame, plan your day so that you’re not on the road when the phone rings.
With smartphones, many people use the GPS or music features while they drive. These should be set up ahead of time so that you can keep your hands on the wheel.
Many may be tempted to check their phone in traffic or at a stop light. Don’t. Even though you’re not moving, you should still be ready to react at a moment’s notice.
If you’re still checking your phone while you drive, turn it off or put it out of reach.
If you are involved in a distracted driving accident, seeking the help of an Advocate should always be your first step.