Cellphones and Driving

Cellphone safety is a big deal on today’s roadways. Distracted driving in general is a big problem, cellphones have taken an existing problem (applying makeup, eating, and fiddling with the radio, CD, iPod while driving) and exacerbated it tremendously. These tips will help you remain safer behind the wheel despite having easy access to your cellphone.

Install Bluetooth Phone System in Your Car

Calls will go through your speakers so you don’t have to move your hands from the steering wheel or take your eyes of the road to answer calls. It will eliminate digging around in your purse or madly searching for the answer button when the phone rings, chirps, or sings to you.

Install Devices that Disable Text Messaging while Driving

There are several GPS based solutions on the market today that are highly effective for doing this. However, the one downside is that they do this to everyone in the vehicle with you and not just the driver. For this reason many people are hesitant to try them. Parents of teens might consider this anyway in cars their teens drive in order to remove the temptation.

Practice Setting a Positive Example

Distracted driving, whether you’re distracted by cellphone conversations, text message alerts, or marathon makeup application on the drive to work, is a learned behavior. End your own distractions and set an example for your children, teens, friends, parents, and younger siblings to follow whenever they get behind the wheel.

It is illegal, in the state of Illinois, for drivers to hold their cellphones in their hands and talk on them while driving. Contact Gee-Schussler Insurance today to learn what your insurance needs are and for reasonable insurance quotes.