Thursday, December 22, 2016


In all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes safety is not the first thing on our minds. It can be easy to get distracted with everything there is to do during the season, including shopping for gifts, running errands, planning and attending parties, and taking long car trips to visit family and friends. With so much going on, drivers can often become distracted, which can have serious consequences.

Here’s what you can do to avoid being a distracted driver this holiday season:

Avoid anything that could distract you behind the wheel. This includes using your cell phone, eating, listening to overly loud music, etc.
Before reversing your vehicle in a crowded parking lot, make sure you take an extra few moments to check your surroundings.
If you are driving to an unfamiliar location, make sure you review your route before you set out instead of trying to read your GPS or map while you are driving. If you get lost, pull over to a location where you can focus on your GPS safely.
Make sure you get enough sleep before you get behind the wheel. Fatigue is a huge contributor to preventable accidents as it causes the driver to easily lose focus.
Slow down! The holidays can be a hectic time, but remember that it is not worth the risk to your safety or the safety of others to be in a constant rush. Be present and drive safely!

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