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!