Protect Yourself from Distracted Driving on a Roadtrip

Who doesn’t love a roadtrip? Of course, you want to have a good time, but it is important to stay of the road. With so many distractions, especially thanks to your phone, it can be difficult to stay focused. Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the road. Also, take play this game to see how well your reaction time is. Don’t forget to share your results on social media using #DrivenToDistraction.

Use Audio Options

When needing navigation help, it is crucial to always use the audio option. You don’t want to be looking down at your phone as it is very distracting and it can take just seconds to be in an accident. There are many apps out there that you can find that will work well with your car so you don’t have to worry about getting lost or being distracted by reading directions.

Stay Off the Phone

It is actually pretty simple, stay off your phone! Never text and drive and if you do need to make a phone call, use a hands free device. However, talking on the phone can still be a distraction. Anytime you are not completely focused on driving can cause a delay in reaction time, leading to an accident.

Other Distractions to Avoid

In addition to your phone, there are many other distractions you can encounter on the road. One is eating. Avoid eating while on a roadtrip and keep both hands on the wheel. Also, you never want our music too loud. You want to be able to hear sirens, horns, or any other noises from the outside world while traveling. Of course, you always want to play your part in not being distracted on the road. This also means paying close attention to other drives on the road.