You may think you drive like an ace, but everyone can use a refresher now and then. And April is the perfect time for a crash course (pardon the pun) in better driving. The National Safety Council has recognized April as Distracted Driving Awareness across the United States, and we’re ready to spread the word. If you’re guilty of driving distracted now and then, use this month to make some resolutions that can keep you and our streets a little safer. Here are our top Las Vegas Driving Tips:
- Technology detox: Use your time in your car to “detox” from technology. Switch your phone off and listen to the radio or enjoy a few minutes of quiet time by yourself. Not only will you be safer, but you might even shed some of that pent-up stress too.
- Pull over: Sometimes you have to communicate at inconvenient times. If you need to make a call or send a text, pull over so you can do so safely. On the bright side, it’s a great excuse to grab a cup of coffee or a snack while on the road!
- Recruit your passengers: You can keep your eyes (and mind) on the road by asking a passenger to make a call or send a text for you.
- Slow down the fast food: Eating – especially anything messy – can be very distracting when you’re on the road. Take a few extra minutes to eat your meal in the restaurant or the parking lot before pulling onto the road.
- Map it out: It’s easy to get flustered if you’re trying to get directions and drive simultaneously. Map out your route and become familiar with landmarks prior to getting in the car. This can help you avoid the panic that comes from a simple missed turn or forgotten exit.
- Prepare the pets: Pets can be very distracting when you’re on the road. Make sure they’re secured in the back of the car before venturing on to the road.
- Focus! Driving is the means to an end, so make sure you see that end by eliminating other common distraction and focusing solely on the road. Forgo eating, smoking, drinking, reading, or any other activity that takes your mind – and your eyes – off your driving.
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