Tips to help you focus on the road and minimize distractions
Did you know?
During rush hour, you must keep track of 3,000 items including traffic signals, other motorists, passengers, and road conditions. Keeping your eyes on the road and staying alert can be difficult, but life-saving. Here's how to stay focused.
- Put your phone away
Use your cellphone only when your vehicle is parked in a safe place. If your phone rings while driving, have a passenger take the call or let it go to voicemail.
- Stay calm
Avoid emotional conversations with passengers as they can lead to unsafe behaviours
- Keep your hands on the wheel
Never take notes or use a laptop while driving. Park in a safe place before writing things down.
- Pull over
If you need to attend to your kids or attend to pets in your car, find a safe spot to park
- Plan ahead
Don't program electronics like mp3 players and GPS units while driving