When was the last time you found yourself tempted to pick up your phone while you were in the car?
When was the last time you allowed the radio or your own thoughts to distract you from what was happening on the road?
When was the last time your kids or friends took your eyes from the road?
It happens to all of us, but it doesn’t make it safe and it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do everything we can to fight it.
I’m so happy that I was able to team up with Clever Girls, the Auto Alliance & AAOS for the “Decide to Drive” campaign to bring light to the issue of distracted driving. It’s given me a good reason to challenge myself and fight the distractions that come up while behind the wheel.
Like many, I hate sitting in traffic…HATE.IT! I get bored, anxious and the longer I sit, the more I want to pick up my phone and start flipping through, the more I want to use that time to freshen up my make-up for wherever I’m headed, the more I want to do anything that will keep me from realizing how bored and anxious I am. But the truth is, even when we’re in what feels like non-moving traffic, it’s important to stay alert. Our safety and the safety of those around us is at stake!
Even more, I feel like the more often I want to “make an exception” and allow myself that quick moment of distraction, the more likely I am to make that exception on a regular basis and soon it’s no longer an exception but just part of being behind the wheel. (NOT okay!)
Through the course of this campaign, I’ve been challenging myself to avoid those distractions when I’m driving and support my friends to make the safe choice of doing the same. To help YOU make the same decision, here’s some of my top tips:
Additionally there is a Decide to Drive Catchphrase Contest that goes until June 13 so be sure to head over to the Decide to Drive Campaign website for all the details!
Now tell me, what are YOUR top tips to avoid distracted driving?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.