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How Can I Avoid Distracted Driving?

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2018 | Traffic Violations |

Even if you’re a safe and considerate driver, distractions can still occur. In some cases, even a moment’s inattention behind the wheel can lead to grave injury, property damage, or even loss of life. As a result, New York drivers must make every attempt at remaining focused on the road, which is why Geico recommends the following safe driving tips to do just that.

Never Drive While Drowsy

Not only can driving while drowsy be a distraction, it can also impair your judgement and ability to make good decisions. As a result, falling asleep behind the wheel can be deadly, for both yourself as well as other drivers. If you’re feeling sleepy behind the wheel, it’s best that you pull over and get some rest until you’re good to drive again.

Don’t Eat and Drive

In general, eating while driving isn’t necessarily viewed as a very risky behavior. However, eating and driving can result in a crash, especially if you happen to spill food or drink in your vehicle. Make time for meal breaks when you can, and refrain from eating on the go in an attempt to keep up with your hectic lifestyle.

Save Smart Phones for Emergencies

Not only is using a smart phone while driving dangerous, it’s also illegal in many states (including New York). Accordingly, either turn off your phone or set it to do not disturb while you’re driving. If you absolutely need to use your smart phone for an emergency, it’s best to pull over to the side of the road if at all possible.