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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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If you need to make a phone call, pull over! Talking on the phone while driving compromises your attention.

Did you know that April is distracted driving awareness month? With all the new technology released over the last several years, it can seem harder than ever to concentrate. Unfortunately, distracted driving is causing thousands and thousands of deaths through car accidents each year. Here’s what you need to know to help spread awareness.

The National Safety Council

Every April, The National Safety Council (NSC) observes the month as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The goal of the council is to help draw attention to this epidemic. The slogan of “Take Back Your Drive,” is meant to empower drivers and put safety first. The NSC asks that you help get the word out by sharing tips on social media, websites, and email.

Distracting Driver Awareness: Avoid Changing the Radio While Driving

There are a lot of seemingly simple tips on avoiding distracting driving that most vehicle owners tend to forget. The first tip has to do with your radio. Instead of fooling around with trying to find CDs or changing music while you’re driving, set up your music selection before you start driving. You always should have your eyes on the road to stay safe, and even glancing at the radio knob for just a second could have devastating consequences.

Distracting Driver Awareness: Don’t Use Your Cell Phone While Driving

While there are many laws in place to discourage cell phone use while driving, the authorities obviously can’t crack down on every single person who is talking or texting while driving. Hands-free devices may seem like a reasonable option, but even those contribute to distracted drivers. You know how easy it is to get caught up in a conversation, and hands-free devices can’t prevent that from happening. While we’re used to having our phones on us all the time, it’s important to remember that driving deserves our full focus.

Distracting Driver Awareness: Pull Over

If you absolutely have to take a call or talk on your phone, just pull over! We understand that emergencies happen or that you are expecting an important call, but that doesn’t provide you with an excuse to become a distracted driver. Simply pull over in a safe location.

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