Madison, WI,
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April
2015
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America/Chicago

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Driving a car safely takes concentration. With so many potential distractions, here are ways you can minimize them so you can focus on your driving.

  • Avoid the temptation to use your cell phone by silencing it and stowing it in the glove compartment. If you must make a call, pull off the road.
  • Before heading out, secure anything that could move so you aren’t tempted to reach for it.
  • Make adjustments to radio, seats, mirrors, climate controls, etc. before hitting the road.
  • Finish personal grooming before you start the car.
  • Eat meals or snacks before or after your trip, not while driving. If you must eat on the road, pull off the road to a safe spot.
  • Make sure children or pets are safely secured before getting underway. If they need your attention, pull off the road to care for them. If a pet is particularly active, have someone else ride with you to help.
  • If any activity demands your immediate attention, pull off the road and stop your vehicle in a safe place.

Want more safe driving tips? Check out our Learning Center.