In our previous post, we discussed some of the risks of distracted driving. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the the primary task of driving. As a dedicated trucking company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware areas, we feel it’s important to raise awareness on increasing driving safety.
Here are a few basic points on how to avoid distracted driving:
- But because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction. If you have trouble avoiding checking your texts, force yourself to turn your phone off or place it in your glove compartment.
- Pull over. If making a call is necessary, pull over to a safe area before doing so.
- Ask a passenger to make a call or navigate for you.
- Refrain from smoking, eating, drinking, reading and any other activity that takes your attention off the road.
These are just a few tips. As a regional dedicated trucking company in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, minimizing driving distractions and emphasizing safety are among the priorities in which we excel.