How to Reduce Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is among the leading causes of traffic accidents, and nearly all of them can be prevented if we can keep the distractions to a minimum.
Have you ever texted, answered the phone, changed radio stations, lowered or increased the volume, or turn to talk to passengers? While all of these seem like everyday things to do, you are not only putting yourself at risk, but also those with whom you share the road. Distracted drivers account for 10 percent of all fatal crashes, 18 percent of traffic-related injuries, and 16 percent of all motor vehicle crashes (in a study conducted in 2012). Break these dangerous habits and reduce distracted driving with these helpful tips.
- Pull off the road – If you absolutely must take a call or answer a text, make sure to pull over to the side of the road and take the call or answer that text.
- Use voice-activated dialing – Many smartphones have voice-recognition software that can be activated by using your voice. And you can tell your software to text or call a certain person without ever touching your phone.
- Don’t eat and drink – Eating takes your hands off the wheel and your eyes off the road. Additionally, spills can easily cause an accident and you can also be severely burned.
- Know where you are going – Instead of relying 100 percent on your GPS, take a look at the route before you hit the road. Depending on your GPS entirely will keep your eyes off the road.
Until self-driving cars become the standard, we are going to have to give the road our undivided attention to keep us safe. Our staff at Remland Insurance is very experienced in all matters regarding auto insurance in Orange County and surrounding areas. Please contact us for any further questions regarding your car insurance! We at Remland Insurance will treat you like a human being and give you the care and coverage that you deserve.