Texting and talking on the phone makes you distracted and this eventually opens up the doors to some unforeseen and unintended problems. Distracted driving endangers life and property and in some cases the consequences are fatal. A 2014 statistics demonstrated a jaw-dropping fact, amongst 1.3 million accidents occurring in the United States, 26% are caused due to driving while texting and talking on the phone. On a global scale, almost a million accidents occur due to cell phone usage during driving.
While on the road, for the safety of yourself and those around you, bear in mind the following 5 tips:
- It is absolutely prohibited for you to answer any calls or texts while you are driving on the highway or over 100KMPH (60MPH). Almost 50% highway motorists crash because of talking on the phone while driving. If there’s a call that you must answer, safely park on the roadside before you do.
- If you are the sort of person who needs to be on the phone while on the move frequently, make sure that you buy a Bluetooth headset or earpiece so as to ensure that both of your hands are on the wheel at all times.
- If you are driving within inter-city streets, always slow down when you use your phone.
- Use phones which have voice activated dialing systems.
- Try and keep your conversations short and avoid getting into discussions that are too complicated or might cause you to become emotional.
Driving while using cell phone is as dangerous as driving intoxicated as it concusses your mind, focus and alertness. If a friend or family member is ever involved in an accident of this type, to minimize damages, call us as soon as you can at 1-800-Injured .