You’re driving down the road when your phone lights up. You received a text and you don’t think twice about answering it immediately. “It will only take 5 seconds to reply”, you tell yourself. However, if you’re driving just 55 MPH, you will travel the length of a football field in those 5 seconds. A football field. Imagine how much could happen in that length of time now.
What a lot of people forget today is that driving is actually a privilege. It needs to be taken with full responsibility because of the risk associated with driving. If you are distracted while driving, you not only are risking your own life but the lives of others as well. Some studies have shown that texting and driving is even more dangerous than drinking and driving. You are so distracted when texting and driving that you are 23 times more likely to get in a fatal crash. This a growing epidemic. Here at LeSueur Car Company, we want everyone to be safe! So checkout these tips to avoid texting and driving!
Really try to focus on the road and don't let anything distract you. Use your mirrors and try not to play with the radio. You always have to be aware while driving, an accident could happen in an instant.
If you have problems staying off your phone, put it out of reach! Either put it in your bag, or throw it in the back seat. This will decrease your temptation to check it because you can't get to it.
One of the best ways to avoid texting and driving is to simply turn off your phone. A phone call or text message can always wait, don't put your life as well as the lives of others in danger!
If you're driving with passengers in the car and absolutely have to answer people on your phone, designate one of your passengers to be the texter. This will ensure your safety as well as your passengers.
5. Download Apps
There are several awesome Apps available right now like Drive Off, that immediatley lock your phone while your driving. Some lock your phone if you're going over 10 MPH. These Apps can eliminate the risk of distraction significantly.
If it's an absolute emergency and you have to answer your phone or text, pull of to the side of the road.
Distraction is dristraction. Sometimes Bluetooth or other handsfree devices can be distracting to a driver, despite having his or her eyes on the road. These devices often create an illusion of safety that isn't actually there.
Safety is a high priority at LeSueur Car Company, and we want our customers and employees to be safe out on the road! When you’re behind the wheel, your specific actions can either cause or prevent an accident from happening. Don't be a distracted driver, and keep yourself as well as others safe!