Keep Your Eyes on the Road

With the amount of time most people spend in their cars, it is easy to feel comfortable with driving, which could let your mind wander. Being distracted while driving causes more than 500,000 injuries every year. Make sure to recognize these top 3 driving distractions, and follow these tips on how to avoid them.

  1. Electronic devices. Any activity that has to do with electronics, such as texting, changing the radio station, or playing with a navigation system can all cause huge distractions to drivers. Avoid using your cell phone at all while driving, and put in your destination to your navigation system before starting your trip. Pre-setting your favorite radio stations can help cut down on flipping through to find your favorite song.
  2. Passengers. While driving with other people is a great way to save on gas and make sure you and your friends arrive together, it can also be very distracting. Even one person in your vehicle can cause large distractions, especially for teens. Make sure to limit the number of passengers in your vehicle, and provide rules, such as no loud talking, to make sure you can concentrate on the road.
  3. Grooming. If you rush out of the house in the morning, applying your makeup or shaving in the car can seem like a way to make sure you get to work on time. It can also provide a huge distraction. Waking up a couple minutes early to make sure you have enough time to get ready at home, or wait until you get to your destination to put on your makeup or shave.

Most importantly, make sure you have the proper auto insurance coverage to make sure you are protected from any unfortunate incidents. Contact Gee Schussler Insurance Agency for all of your insurance needs in the Orland Park, Illinois area.