Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. In 2019, distracted driving killed 3,142 people – a 10% increase from 2018. It only takes a second to change your life and the lives of others. Staying focused on the road and paying attention to driving can help you avoid a close call or a deadly crash.
April, which is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, is a good time to regroup and take responsibility for the choices we make when we’re on the road. Follow these safety tips for a safe drive:
- Need to send a text? Pull over and park your car in a safe location.
- Designate your passenger as your “designated phone user.”
- Do not scroll through apps, including social media, while driving.
- Finding it hard not to text and drive? Put the cell phone in the trunk, or back seat of the vehicle until you arrive at your destination.