According to the AAA Foundation, more than 80 percent of drivers believe it is unacceptable to text behind the wheel yet more than a third of the same respondents admitted to reading texts while driving. Our devices are part of everyday life, at all hours and everywhere we go, and can distract us easily. We have to keep reminding ourselves and our loved ones that driving distracted is dangerous. That is why every year during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month we like to share with you some of the statistics and tips to help you stay safe.
Here are a few tips to help keep you and others on the road safe. Just pull over to a safe location when:
- Taking a phone call or texting
- Grooming (putting on make-up, fixing your hair, shaving, etc.)
- When you’re looking for directions on your smart phone
- Trying to get your favorite radio station
- Checking Social Media (selfies, status, meal photos, etc., can wait )
Remember, it can all wait until you can safely pull over. It’s just not worth risking your life, or the life of an innocent person.
And remember April 8 through April 15 is the U drive. U Text. U Pay. National Enforcement Mobilization.
Sources: nhtsa.gov, trafficsafetymarketing.gov