We have tips for remaining free of distractions while behind the wheel

When is Distracted Driving Awareness Month?

It is easy to take driving for granted. This is something many people do on a daily basis, and it can gain a mundane quality to it because it is so common. But let’s not forget that when you are driving, you are in charge of tons of machinery that is moving at a rate of speed that could cause serious damage to property and people when not used properly. Distracted driving has always been a problem, but in today’s world of social media and everyone wanting to share the minutiae of their lives and tell their stories, it has become even more important to raise awareness for this issue. When is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? Read on for details on that, as well as information you can use to keep yourself from being distracted behind the wheel.

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What not to do while driving your car

The National Safety Council observes Distracted Driving Awareness Month every April. The organization hopes to bring the issue of distracted driving to the forefront by providing educational materials and statistics about this avoidable cause of so many tragedies. We think this is a good opportunity for a refresher on what you should not do while you are driving.

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  • Do not take selfies with your phone.
  • Do not text or post to/check on social media.
  • Do not try to eat a full-on meal.
  • Do not overload your car with rowdy passengers.

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  • Do not shave.
  • Do not try to read a book.
  • Do not put on your makeup.
  • Do not multitask.

[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns]This list could really go on for ages, and some of these things seem obvious, but driving has become so second nature to a lot of people that it can be tempting to do a bunch of things all at once. The bottom line is to keep focused and just drive. The other things can wait until you are safely out of your car. Stay in touch with the Nissan of Victoria blog for more tips and tricks!

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