Saturday, July 7, 2012

Safety Tips for Summer Driving Focus on the Road

Focus on the Road. Don't text or talk on your cell phone while driving -- even hands-free. If you need to make a call, check road or weather conditions or respond to a text, wait until you stop in safe place, such as a rest stop or parking lot. Don't program your mobile GPS while you are driving. Either have a passenger do it or stop in a safe place. Share the driving with other passengers to avoid fatigue. Rest -- driving while drowsy can be fatal. Even a 30 minute nap can help. Schedule your trip to allow for frequent breaks. Take time to pull over at rest stops to stretch your legs and focus your head. Stop for food or beverages. Avoid eating while driving. Don't fall into the trap of driving while angry -- aggressive driving kills.