Texting while driving has become one of the leading causes of distracted-driving related accidents, especially among teens and young adults. Statistics show that even though texting while driving is banned in 47 states it is still a common practice despite the risks involved. Technology is ingrained in the lives of teens and young adults generating constant distractions while driving. Talking, texting and posting to social media increases the probability of being involved in a car accident. Sending out a text message, even with voice assistance, may not seem dangerous but it can be devastating. Staying focused while driving is not always easy, but it can be life-saving. Call or text later when you’re off the road! #JustDrive #HeadsUpAustin
Here are some tips to help you prevent distractions and stay focused while driving:
- Complete any call or text message before driving. It will help you avoid the temptation to use your phone while driving.
- Silence your cell phone. This is another way to limit being distracted by your phone.
- Put your cell phone out of reach. You can’t check what’s not there.
- Pull over if it is important. Unless it is an emergency, it can wait!
- Download apps to block calls and texts while driving. Use technology to your advantage.