We are in an age where technology constantly surrounds us. Your car may be equipped with a phone, GPS and video screen. A single phone call coming through your car may be the cause of a serious car accident.
You can, however, manage your distractions so that you don’t accidentally cause a wreck. Here are two tips:
Put your phone away
Many people consider these technological advances beneficial, but they may also cause us serious harm. Talking on your phone or texting takes away your attention to what is happening on the road. Over 3,000 deaths each year and many more injuries are caused by someone texting while driving.
You may want to find a place to put your phone while driving. Some secure areas can include your glove box, the back seat or even a purse. Less chance of reaching for your phone when you hear it chime reduces the chance of accidents.
Reduce your radio volume
Drivers around you may be trying to get your attention. If you can not hear them, your radio volume may be too high. In addition, messing with your radio dial can be a significant distraction.
It is nice to have a bit of company while you drive or listen to your favorite song. Reducing your volume and leaving the station alone can help ensure you know what is happening around you.
Many drivers, especially young drivers, pay more attention to their car’s technology and phones than the road ahead. If you were recently in a car accident because the other driver was texting and driving, you might need experienced help to recover your losses.