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How to Avoid Distractions While Driving

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous behaviors in which a motorist can participate. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that nine people are killed every day due to distracted driving.

Learn some measures you can take to reduce distractions in your vehicle.

Removing Distractions from Your Vehicle

Those who take steps to remove or reduce distractions in the vehicles are less likely to get into a distraction-related accident. The following steps may help you feel more focused on the road:

  • Put your smartphone away while driving. Turn on your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” mode while driving so you are not distracted by its sounds and vibrations.

  • Turn your stereo to a low volume. This will help you hear for external sounds, including horns, to which you must take attuned.

  • Keep children and pets secure in the back. This helps ensure the children’s and pets’ safety, as well as reducing distractions for you.

  • Take care of any personal grooming before entering the vehicle. Applying makeup or performing personal grooming is a major form of distracted driving.

  • Adjust the radio station to the preferred channel before starting on your way. This will help keep your hands on the wheel once you begin driving.

Injured by a Distracted Driver? Contact Us Today

Even if you take all of the aforementioned measures, it is likely that other drivers will not. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, our Jackson personal injury attorneys can fight to protect your rights. We have successfully litigated thousands of Mississippi car accidents, and we’re here to help you, too.

Contact ‘Maggio | Thompson today at (601) 265-6869 to speak with our team.

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