How To Stop Texting And Driving

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With summer officially here, that means more road trips and potential long car rides. It means more time to get distracted behind the wheel or picking up your phone to text someone. I want to convince you not to do that.

We all know texting and driving is dangerous, yet we’re all so easily distracted and provoked by our phones and it’s time we make a pact with ourselves to finally put it to rest and get back to safe driving. With that said, here are a few ideas on how to stop:

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1. Practice Makes Perfect

Make it a habit that you don’t grab your phone vs being the habit of grabbing it every time it rings or buzzes.

2. Put Your Phone On Silent or Do Not Disturb

I don’t just mean vibrate, I mean silent or do not disturb mode so you won’t hear the notifications and run the risk of grabbing your phone.

3. Keep It In The Back Seat or Trunk

Seriously, if you can’t be trusted with the phone anywhere near the front seat, then before you start driving, leave it in your purse and stick that on the backseat or in the trunk.

How do you keep yourself from texting and driving?

This isn’t a sponsored post, this is me wanting to see a change and see others driving safer and less distracted. 

20 thoughts on “How To Stop Texting And Driving

    1. Katie Post author

      I think that’s totally normal! It’s like we get bored when we’re by ourselves in the car and that’s how we’ve become habit to entertaining ourselves.

  1. Rica@ Yoga Mat Monkey

    Incidentally, I am reading this as I sit with my family in the living room. We’re not chatting, catching up on the events of the day. We are sitting together, worlds apart with devices in our faces. Gosh it’s sad how technology obsessed we’ve become. I have to remember that I survived many years without a cell phone (in those prehistoric days when we rode dinosaurs). I can surely do without the damn thing for as long as it takes to drive to my destination. Thanks for this great reminder. 🙂
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  2. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Seriously, its so scary when you’re walking or driving and see how many people are on phones not even looking AS THEYRE DRIVING!!
    I agree with all of the tips especially the putting it on silent. I think people should not check their phones at red lights either because they can still get sucked in once the light turns!
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  3. Cara

    Great tips Katie! It honestly scares me when I’m out on the road and I see so many people texting and driving or looking at their phones while driving. My husband is a cop and he sees tragedies happen way too often, so I definitely am on board with the no texting and driving initiative.
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  4. TriGirl

    I can’t stand how often I see people staring down at their phone while driving. I want to run up and bang on all their windows and yell at them to pay attention to what they’re doing! I never actually would, of course, because that would probably cause an accident.
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  5. Michelle

    I wish people could often put their often in silent when driving. I’m not drinking yet, I’m just started taking my drinking classes and I notice how dangerous it is to drive and text. Good reminder and nice post which I’ll share with my boyfriend…


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