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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Did you know that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month?  We need to look at some issues that are still occurring on a regular basis that inhibit a driver’s ability to focus.  In most cases, common sense is the first issue that goes out the door.  We need to start making better decisions behind the wheel.  Remember, we are not the only ones in danger when we lose attention on the road. 

If you must talk on the phone while you drive, make sure you have a hands free phone.  Cell phone use while driving is still the number one distraction for drivers.  We see people all the time texting while driving.  This leads to more collisions than driving under the influence.  Wait until you get to your destination or pull over if you have to text or dial your phone.

We need to also focus on distractions such as the radio and eating in the car.  Messing with the radio is also very dangerous because it takes our eyes off the road.  Pre- set your radio stations so you don’t have to constantly play with the radio.  Eating in the car can also be dangerous.  Any action that involves removing your hands from the wheel is considered a distraction.

Gerber Collision and Glass want to encourage drivers to practice safe habits behind the wheel.  It may be National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but safety should be the number one focus every day.

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  1. Bluetooth is definitely safer than using a handheld but I think it’s still distracting. I see a lot of people on Bluetooth with a slow reaction; they don’t go when it’s green etc.

    Posted by Nissan Cars in Los Angeles | April 18, 2012, 9:14 pm

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