Distracted driving is so notorious and dangerous that the entire month of April has been dedicated to raising awareness about the activity. This Distracted Driving Awareness Month, read up on some safety tips to keep your own vehicle free from distractions.
How to Keep Your Vehicle Distraction-Free
Distraction poses a significant risk for drivers, even if they are not actively engaging in a distracting activity, such as texting and driving. Therefore, it’s smart for drivers to be proactive and remove any potential distractions from the vehicle. These three tips can help you get started:
- Install a phone mount and keep your phone there for the duration of the drive.
- Make sure children and pets are secured safely in the backseat.
- Refrain from eating or drinking while driving.
These guidelines may reduce your chances of causing a distracted driving accident. However, even if you take these measures, other drivers may not. The statistics back this up, with approximately eight people killed every day due to distracted driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Injured by a Distracted Driver? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, our Florida car accident attorneys are here to help. We have extensive experience in auto accident claims, and we have helped countless clients across the state recover the compensation they need for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Learn how we may be able to help you, too.
Call Michles & Booth at (800) 848-6168 to schedule a free consultation.