Never Text While Driving!

To many of us are using cell phones while driving, and it needs to stop. Cell phones have become a huge part of our day to day. We use them to keep in touch, for work, play, photos, video and more. The only problem is using them while driving. All it takes is to look away from the road for 1 second and so many things could happen.

In that 1 second someone is changing lanes, slamming on the breaks, other accidents that happen around you, someone may walk in front of the car such as a child, and animals wander onto the road. These are just a few reason to never text and drive. Accidents happen everyday all over the world and it only takes one second. Just put down the phone and drive. There is nothing so important that it can’t wait until you are able to pull over and safety check your phone. Follow these tips to help keep you and everyone on the road a little safer.

Cell Phone Safety Tips:

● Absolutely never text while driving. Find a safe place to pull over before using your cell phone.

● Along with never texting while driving, you should also never read a text messages while driving. Again find a safe place to pull over before reading that text message.

● Always find a safe place to pull over when making calls, texting, and reading text messages.

● If you must use the phone for work while driving, you must always use a “hands-free” device that works with your cell phone. If anything use a built in car phone.

● Never take your hands off the wheel, always pay attention, and keep your eye on the road.

● Never drive while in a stressful and very angry situation. This type of driving is not safe, and does not mix. Unless the situation you are in is very dangerous and you need to remove yourself from the area immediately.

● Always make sure that your phone is mounted when you are using it for directions while traveling.

If you have a very important call or message you are waiting for, always either make the call before you leave or pull over to a safe area to read the message.

Lastly always remember to dial 911 in the event of an actual emergency such as a traffic accident, fire, medical emergency or road hazards. Don’t forget to always follow your state’s cell phone laws. Cell phones are a good way to help others during an emergency.

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