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Distracted drivingDistracted driving involves more than just texting or talking on the phone. There are many other things that can take a driver’s attention off the road, including eating, drinking, grooming or using your navigation system.

Causes of Distracted Driving

During 2013, there were over 3,000 related deaths and over 420,000 injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attribute distracted driving to three main causes:

  • Visual distractions: When you take your eyes off the road.
  • Manual distractions: When you take your hands off the steering wheel.
  • Cognitive distractions: When you take your mind off the fact that you are driving.

With those areas in mind, you can easily decrease distractions while you are driving.

How You Can Overcome Distracted Driving

If you are a distracted driver, then you are not alone. There are many people who shift their focus from driving while they are behind the wheel. Fortunately, there are things you can do to increase your focus when you drive, which will help you maintain your car insurance rates and decrease the chances of you getting into a car accident.

Tip #1: Turn off your phone.

Your cell phone is one of the main causes of distractions while you are driving. You can completely eliminate this problem by turning off your cell phone while you are driving.

Tip #2: Don’t drive while you are sleepy.

Many people drive for a living. They have to drive long hours on any given day. However, simply because you are a driver doesn’t mean you have to do so while you are sleepy. You can pull over and get a few hours of rest to ensure you are safe on the road.

Tip #3: Don’t multitask behind the wheel.

As a society, we are becoming increasingly busier. We are always looking for ways to save time. Unfortunately, many people think that they can do that behind the wheel. From eating to talking on the phone, multitasking shifts your focus and increases your chance of having an accident.

Driving while distracted threatens your safety, other’s safety and your auto insurance rates. With a little diligence, you can increase your focus behind the wheel.

Our goal is to help you stay safe. Call Key City Insurance at (866) 466-2109 for more information on Victorville auto insurance.

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