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6 Tips to Avoid Being a Distracted Driver


When you are driving, this is not the time for multitasking. It is not the time to coordinate your child’s baseball practice, check work emails, or put on your makeup on your way to work. Driving is a serious task that involves all of your focus and attention. After all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that distracted driving occurs any time a driver has their eyes off of the road, their mind off driving, and their hands off of the wheel.

Distracted driving, nevertheless, is still a big issue and a leading reason for car accidents in the United States. Every year, as many as 3,000 people die as a result of car accidents involving distracted drivers.

If you were in a car accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, our South Jersey and Philadelphia distracted driving lawyer at Monaco Law PC can help you start the claims process to get the total amount of compensation you deserve.

 Staying Safe and Avoiding Distracted Driving

 It only takes seconds for an accident to happen when a driver’s attention is diverted from the act of driving. Still, it can be very easy to become distracted while you are behind the wheel. The key to being safe is to know this and to prepare so that you reduce the chances of being distracted.

Some of the top safety tips that can help you reduce distractions when you drive include the following:

  1. Understand that your focus must stay on driving and not on anything else that may be going on around you or near you. So the kids should be taught not to be rowdy in the car, or you shouldn’t have food—driving is not meal time.
  2. Being sleepy can make it hard for your mind to stay engaged and focused, so if you are tired, try to avoid driving. When you know you will have to drive or make a long trip, make sure to get enough sleep.
  3. Turn off your phone and put it away in a place where you can not easily reach it. You are much less likely to use your phone if it isn’t on and within reach.
  4. You may encounter several stressful situations while driving. Just stay calm and safely navigate obstacles, keep your distance from other cars, and avoid engaging with aggressive drivers.
  5. Become familiar with your car and how to use all of its features before driving it.
  6. Be aware of other drivers who may be distracted. If you see a driver swerving or driving at irregular speeds, then try to avoid them and stay away from driving near them.

 Speak to a New Jersey Car Accident Injury Attorney Today 

After a car accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. Call our South Jersey car accident attorney at Monaco Law PC to schedule a free initial consultation at (609) 277-3166 for our New Jersey office and (215) 546-3166 for our office in Pennsylvania.

We are a New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury law firm serving Atlantic County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Salem County, and all of South Jersey.

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