April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

This month is, amongst other things… Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Automobiles can turn into weapons when not properly operated.  This month, take a moment to think about the consequences of distracted driving.  Really, anytime you take your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road, you are distracted from your main purpose, that of driving.  Young people are not the only ones who drive distracted.distracted driving

The Following are examples of Distractions common to Drivers…

  • Food or drink
  • Adjusting the Radio
  • CDs on the floor
  • Serious conversation with passengers
  • Stresses of life weighing on your mind
  • Police activity, or accidents etc.
  • and many more things like these…

 

Yes they are everyday habits.  But truth is anything that takes your mind and or eyes off the road or hands off the steering wheel, are distractions.  Loosing focus on driving even momentarily is a bad idea.  Plan ahead, for your safety and those around you.

There is a new website that has been set up, called Distraction.gov  You may find the information helpful to share with your loved ones.

As we know, Massachusetts has banned texting for all drivers.  Also cell phone use, even if its hand free is banned if you are 18 and under.

Drive safe not distracted.

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