Distracted Driving

Distracted driving kills 9 people and leads to 1,000 crashes a day in the U.S. We don’t want you to be one of them.

Distraction can occur inside and outside of a vehicle. For example, INSIDE: passengers, cell phone/portable devices, music/infotainment, food/drink OUTSIDE: other drivers and people outside your vehicle, weather, billboards, wildlife, emergency vehicles.

There are 3 types of driver distraction:

  • Visual – eyes off the road
  • Manual - hands off the wheel
  • Cognitive – mind off your driving

Eliminate as many distractions as possible for safety.

Don't Drive "Intexicated"

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

  • "Do Not Disturb While Driving" to hold incoming phone/device messages and calls. Keep phone/device out of reach and sight while driving to avoid temptations to use it.
  • Know your route and/or set up audible driving directions before you hit the road.
  • Do know your vehicle’s features and equipment before you get behind the wheel.
  • Preset climate control and infotainment.
  • Secure items (purses, packages) that may shift and interfere with your focus while in motion.
  • Be mindful of distracting passenger conversations.
  • Pull safely off the road and out of traffic to eat, drink or groom yourself.
  • Realize that driving requires your full attention. If your mind wonders – especially if you realize you haven’t been conscious of traffic conditions or surroundings, gather yourself and re-focus on the road.

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