Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

tips to avoid distracted driving

When does a smartphone make you dumb?

When you’re driving!

Every day, news reports tell of car accidents that occur all over Arizona. Some accidents are mild fender-benders, but others are incredibly horrific, with multiple causalities.

Distracted driving has been described as a “deadly epidemic” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The personal injury attorneys at Negretti & Associates encourage drivers to consider the following tips to avoid distracted driving:

  • No texting and driving.
  • No emailing and driving.
  • If you must talk on your phone, use a hands-free device.
  • Secure any animals in the car.
  • Avoid eating and driving.
  • If you drop something, do not try to pick it up while driving. Pull over first.
  • Change the music by using the buttons on the steering wheel, if available.
  • Try to keep young children happy with singing, in-vehicle movies, talking, or easy games, like eye-spy.
  • Avoid conversations that can result in an escalation to a heated and emotional argument.
  • Avoid using your smartphone as a navigation device, unless you can turn on the auto prompts.

If you notice a distracted driver on the road, be sure to keep a safe distance between your vehicle and theirs. If you are worried the driver is about to cause harm to others, use your hands-free device to call 911.

If you’ve been in an auto accident and you believe the driver was distracted, contact the personal injury attorneys at Negretti & Associates. We will review your accident and your case for free.