According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), 2,841 individuals died from distracted driving in 2018. It’s up to everyone to try to keep the roads a little safer when driving and one way you can help is to avoid driving distracted. The Pete Webb Agency would like to share a few tips for you when driving in Fredericksburg, VA.
- Cellphone. Using your phone to read emails, text, or watch videos might only take your eyes off of the road for a few seconds, but during that time a child could run into the street or another car could swerve into your lane. Wait until you get where you’re going before using your cellphone.
- Passengers. It’s typical to want to look at a person when you’re having a conversation. When you have passengers in your vehicle, just remember that they know what you look like. You don’t have to take your eyes off the road to talk to them. Little passengers can be big distractions too. Give them something to play with during the ride or play a game of I Spy.
- Eating. Unwrapping that hamburger and reaching for some fries can be satisfying, but it’s also a distraction. You can’t always find the bag, or you want to add ketchup to your meal, either way, you’ll have to take your eyes off the road to eat. Seconds could mean an accident and getting into an accident over a French fry seems like a foolish risk. Leave earlier and eat at the restaurant or wait to eat later.
Get in touch with the Pete Webb Agency in Fredericksburg, VA. They have insurance agent that can get you started with an auto insurance policy. While you’re there check out home and life insurance too.