Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents across the country. It can account for many unnecessary trips to the hospital, and in many cases it can be easily avoided. Simply use a few tips and tricks that have been around for years.
It’s more than likely been a while since your last class in drivers education so here at Robert J. Debry & Associates, we wanted to give you a friendly reminder on how you can do your part to avoid distracted driving and prevent a future car accident. On the other hand, if you do get into an accident don’t be afraid to give your lawyer a call to see what help they can offer you.
The Two-Second Rule
The best way to ensure your attention stays on the road is by using the two second technique. This method states that you should focus your eyes on a new object or part of the road every two seconds. This way you are consciously making an effort to focus on what’s ahead of you rather than anything in your car.
Use this tip to keep an eye on the traffic around you and anything else that may move onto the road. This method will ensure that you avoid a car accident due to distracted driving and increase your overall attention to the road.
Turn Your Phone Off.
The next best method to avoid a car accident is to turn off your phone. Before you get into your car, hold your power button until it goes dark—a much needed break for your technology. At the very least, putting your phone on silent will help keep you off your phone while driving making you less likely to be distracted by the wonders that your phone holds.
Any lawyer will tell you that smartphones play a huge role in distracted driving cases. Road trips to St. George, Utah are always fun, and you should feel confident when you take one. Remember driving is dangerous and your lawyer can and will help protect you if you get involved in an accident. Stay safe. Stay focused.