Unfortunately, in 2017 alone, 3,166 people were killed in a motor vehicle crash involving distracted drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration.
Top 10 Ways to Prevent Distracted Driving
1. Use your phone in emergency situations only.
2. Pull over if you feel the slightest bit drowsy.
3. Limit the number of passengers and the level of activity in the car.
4. Avoid eating and multitasking while driving.
5. Take your time getting to your destination.
6. Don’t smoke while driving. Lighting a cigarette, smoking and tossing a but can be a distraction.
7. Adjust car controls ahead of time–fiddling with air-conditioning or positioning your seat can be dangerous.
8. Paying attention to something outside the car can also be a distraction, such as a Corvette streaking past or a loose dog on the side of the road.
9. If you find your mind is wandering or if you find yourself overly lost in thought, note that this can cause 60% of all fatalities according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System which surveys all American motor vehicle fatalities.
10. NEVER TEXT AND DRIVE.