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Distracted Driving | Tips to Keep you Safe on the Road
April 16, 2019
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. When looking at the staggering statistics of distracted driving traffic accidents and deaths, one realizes distracted driving is deadly. To promote safe driving and raise awareness, our German American Insurance team came up with a few safe driving tips:
Pick a designated texter: Your passengers are the perfect temporary assistants to take care of responding to your texts or calls while you keep your hands safely on the steering wheel and eyes on the road.
Out of site, out of mind: Keep all important bags, purses, and cell phones in the back of your vehicle or tucked safely in a secure compartment.
There’s an app for that: You can download a mobile app to help set up notifications to inform those trying to reach out that you’re driving. Also some phones have a driving notification you can turn on in your phone settings.
Give yourself plenty of time: There’s nothing worse than driving in a hurry. Be sure to schedule extra time to combat traffic or delays when driving to your destination.
Simply pull over: Take the time to reroute your directions or eat your lunch. A few extra minutes of pulling over could save years of your life.
Distracted driving is not a risk worth taking. Together, let’s create safer roadways by choosing to drive safely.