Let’s face it, at some point in our driving history we have all been distracted by one thing or another, lucky for most of us, we haven’t caused an accident…YET!
Distracted driving has become a serious issue in today’s society. The use of cell phones in cars has increased significantly. RCMP are now cracking down on distracted driving, and are handing out some hefty fines, and we couldn’t agree more…for everyone’s safety.
Here are our top 8 tips on how to stop being a distracted driver:
- If your phone allows it, turn on Do Not Disturb while driving
- If your phone doesn’t have do not disturb, put it out of reach
- Set your GPS before your start driving do you don’t need to do it when you’re on the road.
- Make sure your passengers are not a distraction. If you have children, give them something to occupy them
- Avoid eating, drinking, and applying make-up while your vehicle is in motion
- Keep music at a reasonable level so you can hear any emergency vehicles
- Get a seatbelt for your pet. Pets should remain in their own seat and not have the ability to roam the vehicle.
- Pull over if you need to address any issues within the vehicle, or you need to respond to a text message or answer a call, especially if you do not have Bluetooth capability in your vehicle
The time is now to make a change, be committed to becoming a better driver and making our roads safer for everyone!