April: Phone Down, Heads Up. It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April: Phone Down, Heads Up. It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month

| April 04, 2024

Every year, thousands of lives are tragically cut short because of drivers who take their eyes, hands, or minds off the road.

Be honest, have you ever...

  • Glanced at your phone while stuck in traffic?
  • Fumbled with the radio to change a song?
  • Chatted with a passenger and missed a turn?

These seemingly harmless actions can have devastating consequences.

The Truth About Distracted Driving:

  • Over 2,800 people are killed each year in distracted driving crashes.
  • That's 8 deaths every single day.
  • Distracted driving doesn't just cause fatalities – it leads to hundreds of thousands of injuries annually.

Let's Shift Gears: How to Stay Focused on the Road

We all want to get where we're going safely. Here are some tips:

  • Put your phone away: In your bag or in the glove compartment - out of sight, out of mind (and out of temptation).
  • Plan Your Route Ahead of Time: Program your GPS before you even start the car. No fumbling with maps while you're cruising.
  • Pick Your Playlist Before You Hit the Road: Don't fiddle with the radio while driving. Choose your tunes beforehand and enjoy the ride.
  • Keep Your Crew in Check: Make sure passengers are buckled up and behaving. Pets should be secured in the backseat.
  • Focus on the Drive, Not the Multitasking: Eating, drinking, or applying makeup can wait. The road deserves your full attention.
  • Stay Alert and Engaged: Minimize distracting conversations and keep your eyes on the road. 

By working together, we can make our roads safer for everyone. Spread the word, share these tips, and let's all be more mindful drivers. 

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