Nothing is more dangerous than a distracted driver on the roadways, and the warm summer brings increased distractions. Finalizing plans, searching for directions, or even an unpleasant conversation can cause driver’s to have their mind on anything but the road. In 2010, AT&T launched its’ campaign “It Can Wait” to raise awareness of using your smartphone while driving. The statistics are sobering, but a little common sense can go a long way.
#X: IT CAN WAIT!
Begin by making other’s aware that you will not take calls while driving is a good first step. Not only does it help you, but also keeps other from endangering themselves. Invest in the many hands free devices offered by companies to make sure both hands remain on the wheel. Better insurance rates are also up for grabs with responsible driving. Surging technology has allowed us to cross boundaries we never knew existed. We must be mindful that we are not only are responsible for our own lives’ while driving but other’s as well. Be defensive in your driving. Every GG is precious.