When most of us get behind the wheel to commute to work, run errands, or schlep the kids from one practice and rehearsal to another, we hardly give safety a second thought.
Driving becomes such a rote daily experience that it’s easy to forget how vulnerable you and your family really are inside your vehicles. That’s especially true given that today’s speed limits are faster than ever before.
How to Keep your Family Safe While Driving
While modern vehicles are decked out with incredible safety mechanisms, it’s important to pay attention to both your car and your driving habits to ensure you and your family arrive at your destination safely – each and every time.
1. Avoid distracted driving
Did you know distracted drivers are three-times more likely to be involved in a crash? And, not surprisingly, “Drivers engaged in text messaging on a cellular phone are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near crash event compared with non-distracted drivers.” Children are four times more distracting than adult passengers (that’s no surprise either, eh?).
The more you can do to keep your mind sharp and focused, the safer you , your passengers your road mates will be. You can read more distracted driving statistics on www.distracteddriving.caa.ca/education/