Engine On, Cell Phone Off, Look Over Shoulder

Jim Luff
Posted on July 10, 2013

JIM LUFF'S DRIVING TIPS:

Engine On — Cell Phone Off
This one seems like a no-brainer but it is worthy of a repeat: Do not text and drive. It is dangerous and many fatal crashes have been attributed to texting. You might think it is safe on a wide open highway, but remember, you are traveling hundreds of feet at a time while your eyes are off the road and conditions can change in a second. Even if you have Blue Tooth, do not engage in lengthy phone conversations that distract you while driving. The best policy to have as a driver is to simply turn off the phone when you turn on the engine. It eliminates any temptation to check incoming texts or calls while driving.

Watch For The Blind Spot
The blind spot: That area where you can look in your mirror and see no one on your left side because they are so close to your mirror they are no longer visible in it. Never rely solely upon your mirror to move to the left lane. Always look over your shoulder prior to starting your merge. The life you save could be your own!

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