Tips for Distraction-Free Driving

Before You Drive:

  • Be familiar with the controls in your vehicle, especially when you are borrowing someone else’s car or driving a rental.
  • Adjust vehicle controls such as mirrors, seat, radio, heat or air conditioning.
  • Plan ahead. Read maps and check traffic conditions.
  • Program directions into your navigation system. Enable the voice-activated function.

While you drive:

  • Do not program a navigation system that requires you to reach away from the steering wheel or look away from the road.
  • Do not reach behind your seat, pick up items from the floor, open the glove box or try to catch falling objects in the vehicle.
  • Do not talk on a phone, text, or use any other electronic devices.