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Nearly everyone has been guilty of distracted driving at some point in their lives. While we tend to think of a distracted driver as that annoying person either talking or texting on their phone, the truth is that distracted driving comes in many forms. The truth is that any activity that takes a driver’s focus off the road may constitute distracted driving. As such, completely eliminating distracted driving may not be possible. However, there are some tips and tricks that can help you avoid the more serious forms of distracted driving.
- Keep the Cell Phone for Emergency Situations
Going anywhere without your cellphone may feel like walking around without clothes. However, in the case of driving, it’s best to only use your cellphone for emergency situations. Even using hands-free devices can cause you to become distracted.
That’s why you should only relish the thought of using your cellphone if it’s an emergency situation. Even if it is, try to pull over if you can. If you find yourself still reaching for your cellphone, try to keep it out of your hand’s reach.
- If You Don’t Feel Fit to Drive Then Pull Over
Whether you’re feeling hit harder from those couple of drinks from the bar, you’re drowsy, or you’re not in the right emotional state, you’ll want to pull over to avoid the worst-case scenario. Driving while you’re not in the right physical or mental state can greatly enhance your chances of an accident.
- Leave the Meal At Home or in the Parking Lot
We have made it easier than ever to pick up a quick meal while driving. In addition to fast-food drive-throughs, some gas stations even offer a sort of makeshift drive-through. However, just because you can quickly pick up a meal from your car’s window doesn’t mean that you should eat while driving.
Even if that cheeseburger seems easy to handle with one hand, your best bet is to pull over and chow down. Additionally, avoid eating meals from home in the car. While having your breakfast on your drive to work may seem like a huge time-saver, it can end up putting you at risk.
- Limit the Number of Passengers and Activities
Nearly everyone enjoys a good road trip. One aspect of road trips is having friends or family bonding over different music playlists or fun games. However, when possible, it’s better to limit the number of passengers as well as any activities going on.
- Give Yourself Extra Time
One reason why distracted driving happens is due to drivers not having enough time. This may result in them speeding to work or attempting to multi-task while in their vehicles. To prevent this, give yourself plenty of time before any drive.
While these are five excellent tips you can utilize to avoid distracted driving, car accidents still happen. When facing the aftermath of a car accident, you’ll want an experienced lawyer on your side. Our friends at Therman Law Offices, LTD can pair you with a qualified car accident lawyer.