Improve Driver Safety by Avoiding Distracted Driving

Improve Driver Safety by Avoiding Distracted Driving

While the majority of distractions are avoidable, there are some instances where distraction may be impossible to fully prevent. However, there are many ways that distractions can be managed. As a driver, it is imperative that you do your part to improve your safety as a driver to protect yourself, your passengers, as well as other drivers and pedestrians around you. 

Distracted driving has become increasingly prevalent and it is important that you realize the dangers that distracted driving can cause. Every day in the United States, auto accidents are caused by distracted driving that could have been avoidable. In this blog, we will discuss 7 tips to eliminate distractions so you are able to put your full attention on driving.

If you have been in an accident caused by another person’s negligence due to distracted driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. At Daneshgar Law, our team specializes in representing victims of auto accidents and are here to help provide you with the guidance and legal representation that you deserve. Contact Daneshgar Law today for a free consultation with a trusted Los Angeles personal injury lawyer

7 Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

  1. Put your full attention on driving. Your eyes should always be on the road, as well as actively checking your mirrors for pedestrians, cyclists, and others around you. 
  1. Be sure to put away any loose gadgets, gear, or other distractions that could roll around so you do not have to reach for them on the seat or floor while you are driving.
  1. Make any necessary adjustments before you get on the road. Make sure that you set up your GPS, seats, mirrors, audio systems, and climate controls before you begin driving.
  1. Finish any personal grooming at home and not on the road. 
  1. Avoid eating while driving.
  1. Safely and properly secure children and pets. If at any point they need your attention, be sure to safely pull over to care for them. 
  1. Silence your phone or put it on ‘do not disturb’ while driving. Texting, checking or responding to emails, talking on the phone, scrolling through social media, or other types of phone usage is extremely dangerous while driving. You should not use your phone while driving unless there is an emergency. And even then, it is important to pull over on the side of the road. 

Generally, anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the steering wheel, or focus off of driving, is considered a distraction. Be sure to handle anything that may be a distraction before or after your trip.

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