In today’s technologically-dependent world, ignoring life outside your vehicle becomes nearly impossible. Distracted driving has become a much bigger issue as our devices continue to play a bigger role in our everyday tasks, but it can have dire consequences. in 2013, 3,154 people were killed in fatal crashes caused by distracted driving.
Furthermore, teen drivers (already at a higher risk of getting into an accident) are also the most easily distracted by technology. While there have been a number of campaigns to educate people about the dangers of texting and driving, there are plenty of other activities that can also create an unfocused driver.
Fortunately, there are ways to eliminate distractions for both you and your teen that are easy and effective.
- Put your cell phone on silent or airplane mode
- Put your phone somewhere out of reach
- Enlist passengers to help if you need directions, to answer a call, etc.
- If something absolutely demands your attention, pull over to a safe destination
Conditioning yourself to fully focused driving can be difficult if you’re accustomed to multi-tasking in the car. Still, practice makes perfect, and modeling good behavior is just one way to show those around you that driving distracted is simply not worth it.
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