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Distracted Driving Prevention Tips

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Distracted Driving Prevention Tips

Distracted driving has become a huge issue across the country and the world. 80% of car accidents today are caused by some form of driver distraction. 58% of these crashes are committed by teen drivers. Couple that with on average 9 people a day die as the result of an accident involving a distracted driver and you have a serious issue.

We found this article from the Shepard Center with tips on how to avoid or prevent distracted driving from occurring when you are behind the wheel:

1 – Put That Phone AWAY! Putting your phone on vibrate or locking it in the glove box or center console while you are driving will reduce your urge to check emails or texts.

2 – Watch Out! Don’t multi-task while driving. Focus on one thing and that is driving!

3 – Make a Plan. Set up your music, make those last texts or phone calls before you even put the key in the ignition. If using the GPS function on your phone, get a voice-command version. If using a map application, PULL OVER!

4 – Buckle Up! This goes without saying, but we have to say it – when you get into a vehicle whether a passenger or driver, buckle your seatbelt!

We’ve only shared a few tips, make sure you read the full article from the Shepard Center with more tips on preventing distracted driving!

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