Any good driver knows that removing distractions from their vehicle is key to ensuring a safe trip.
Our North Carolina personal injury attorneys discuss how to make your vehicle a safer environment.
Vehicle Distraction Checklist
A major distraction in a vehicle is a smartphone. While we often need our smartphones to navigate—particularly when we’re in a new area—it’s in your best interest to listen to the navigation app’s verbal instructions rather than having the phone in your field of vision.
Another good rule of thumb to follow is to put your phone in “Do Not Disturb” mode so you do not see or hear notifications while driving.
Aside from managing your smartphone properly while driving, taking the following measures can help make your vehicle a distraction-free environment:
Turn the radio to the proper station before you start driving.
Perform any personal grooming before entering your vehicle.
Ask passengers to speak at a low volume.
Ensure children and pets are safely secured in the back.
Refrain from eating or drinking while driving.
Injured in a Distracted Driving Accident? Contact Us Today
Unfortunately, not every motorist understands the dangers of distracted driving. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, we’re here to help.
At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we make it our mission to protect the rights of the injured and the wronged across the state.
Contact us today at (855) 757-4204 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we may assist you.