April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
This month, we want to make drivers aware of the true dangers of distracted driving.
The most common distraction has become cell phone use; more common is texting, talking, and using social media use. There are other actions that happen behind the wheel that are just as risky; adjusting the radio, applying makeup, eating, drinking, reading, and the list goes on! In those few seconds that you are driving distracted, you are taking away from a decision you may need to make in order to avoid a crash.
In 2021, distracted driving killed 3,522 people. Take this month to really make the decision to not drive distracted now or in the future.
- If you need to send a text, pull over and park in a safe location
- Designate a passenger to respond to your text and calls
If you struggle to not look at your phone, put it in your glove box or in the back seat. There are apps available that can help reduce the temptation.
- Drivemode Dash
- Safe 2 Save
- TrueMotion Family Safe Driving
- I’m Driving
There are 3 types of distractions: