April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Increased in-vehicle technology like cell phones and dashboard touch screens actually are a threat to our safety. Each day, almost 9 Americans die and 100 are injured because of distracted driving. Here are a few ways that distracted driving can be prevented:
- Don’t eat while you drive
- If you feel tired, pull over.
- Before you get on the road, finish dressing and any personal grooming, including applying makeup.
- Make sure children and pets are secure before hitting the road. Reaching into the backseat can cause you to lose control of the vehicle, so if they need your attention pull off the road.
- Only use your cell phone in an emergency situation when you are driving.
TT3 Tip: Did you know that the 911Tracker lets the owner or their authorized emergency contact call the 911-Operator located closest to the vehicle.