Monday, September 27, 2021

Don’t Drive Distracted

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2019. Accidents due to distracted driving are preventable.  

Even though you’re itching to read that text message your friend just sent or scroll your email at the red light, using your phone can wait until you’re parked or at your destination. 

What can you do to end distracted driving? Follow our tips below: 

  • Talk to your teen driver about distracted driving and refraining from using their cell phone while operating a vehicle. 
  • Be a good example for those in your vehicle and don’t use your cell phone. 
  • Use a buddy in the vehicle to check message or take phone calls if necessary. 
  • Take the #JustDrive pledge and educate others about distracted driving. 

For more information about distracted driving, visit the NHTSA website.