April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so highlighting the dangers of texting while driving seems appropriate. Every year, over half a million people are injured or killed in traffic-related deaths due to texting while driving alone.
However, there are other distractions besides texting that can compete for our attention while driving. You should not let anything divert your attention from fully focusing on driving.
Here are some ways to maintain your focus and arrive at your destination safely:
- Turn your phone off. You can also put your phone on Do Not Disturb or Airplane mode.
- Put your phone out of reach. Store your phone in the glove box or trunk. As they say, “out of sight, out of mind.”
- Go shopping at the app store. There are plenty of apps that can block you from texting and can send an auto … continue reading »