Despite a rise in safety features on cars, the incidence of motor vehicle accidents in which people are injured or killed remains high. However, many of these accidents are preventable. Below are a few things you can do to keep yourself, your passenger and other drivers safer.
Don’t Use Your Phone
You’ve probably heard it hundreds of times by now, but that’s for a good reason. Study after study has shown that people’s crash risk increases when they talk on their cell phones and do so even more significantly if they text and drive. Even hands-free phones aren’t a solution. Studies also show that these create a cognitive load that distracts you from the road. If you have to make a phone call or send a text when you’re behind the wheel, experts say it’s best to just pull off the road and do it.
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