Your guide to keeping your attention on the road in 2017.

Do you find yourself easily distracted? If you’re like most Americans living in 2017, you answered yes. It’s hard not to have your attention pulled every which way in our fast-paced digital culture! It’s an exciting time to live, but society’s constant call for our attention can be dangerous when we’re behind the wheel. Keep yourself and others safe on the road by using these tips to avoid distracted driving.

  1. Stow before you go. If you were to try to pinpoint the leading cause of distracted driving in 2017, what would you guess? Mobile phone usage behind the wheel has skyrocketed in recent years – and so have accidents because of it! Make sure your phone’s buzzing doesn’t tempt you to take a peek by putting it on silent and storing it out of sight before you put the keys in the ignition.
  2. Tune up, then tune in. That is, tune up your musical set-up so you can tune into the road while you’re in drive. Set your radio station, album, or playlist before you pull out of your parking spot so you can keep your eyes – and attention – on the road.
  3. Be prepared. When you’re running late, it might seem like a good idea to finish your meal or makeup in the car. It’s not! Although these things might not seem like a big deal, they pull a great deal of your attention, compromising your safety and the safety of those around you.

Did you know these tips can save a life and save you money? When you keep your focus on the road, you avoid accidents. This, in turn, helps you avoid higher auto insurance premiums! To learn more about how your safe driving can make your car’s coverage more affordable, contact the professionals at Weaver & Associates Inc. Our team in Arcadia, California provides you with dedicated service and expertise when finding the best personal and business insurance for your needs.