How Are You Commemorating Distracted Driving Awareness Month?

April kicks the spring season into full swing, and you may find yourself marveling at the natural beauty blooming all around you. While it is wonderful to take a moment to literally stop and smell the roses, when you are behind the wheel is not the time to get entranced by the spring beauty.

April is not just a month in which the weather warms; it is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are a few ways you can help yourself be more aware on the road this month and beyond.

  • Put your phone on silent and store it in the glove compartment. Texting while driving is extremely dangerous. Additionally, while you may think hands-free calling is safe, studies show that because your brain is distracted by the phone call, talking on the phone while you drive compromises your ability to focus on the road and react quickly to coming dangers.
  • Solidify your morning routine. The car is not the place for applying your make up or eating your breakfast. Make sure you have plenty of time in the morning to get yourself ready for the day so you can focus on getting from Point A to Point B once you get in the car.
  • On the subject of time, try to always leave with extra time to spare so you will not have to be rushing as you drive.
  • Set up your music before you put the key in the ignition.

Your safe driving could help not only saves lives on the open road, it could also help you save on your Minnesota auto insurance premiums. To work with a team dedicated to help you get the coverage you need at the price you deserve, contact North Central Insurance in Elk River.