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Distracted driving safety talk

Distracted driving awareness safety talk

Distracted driving affects each of us. It can be common to arrive at a destination after talking on the phone and not remember the drive there or stopping at a previous stop sign. Unfortunately, it can also be common to see a vehicle driving erratically on the road and notice when passing them the driver was distracted in some way or another.

Activities that take your hands, mind or eyes from the wheel (some do more than one or all three):

  • Talking and texting
  • Eating
  • Reaching for something
  • Grooming
  • Reading
  • Radio or navigation
  • Watching a video

Tips to avoid distracted driving:

  • Use hands free devices when a call must be taken in the car and if possible, pull over
  • Completely refrain from texting while driving
  • Set up automatic messages and have phone alerts turned off while driving
  • If taking time to get food, pull over and park to eat
  • Get anything that may be needed during the drive organized before heading out and within easy reach
  • Give ample preparation time for grooming or other planning activities to avoid feeling the need to do these tasks in the vehicle
  • Pull over to physically read anything such as directions or messages
  • Set up radio and navigation before leaving
  • Wait to watch any videos until safely parked

If driving with a passenger, task them with anything that may be a distraction from the road.

Disclaimer:

This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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