April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, your most important task is to be a safe and alert driver.
Here are some tips to avoid distraction on the road:
?Store loose gear, possessions and other items that could roll around in the car
?Make adjustments before your get underway, like your GPS, seats, mirrors, climate controls and sound systems
?Finish dressing and personal grooming at home
?Snack smart. If possible, eat meals or snacks before or after your trip, not while driving. On the road, avoid messy foods that can be difficult to manage
?Secure children and pets before getting underway. If they need your attention, pull off the road safely
?Put aside your electronic distractions. Don’t use cell phones while driving!