Sunroad Collision Tips: Preventing Distracted Driving

January 11th, 2024 by

Sunroad Collision tips to prevent distracted driving

At Sunroad Collision Center, we provide the repairs and replacements that will get your vehicle back out on the road after damage or an accident. But we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so we’re sharing top tips to prevent distracted driving and keep you safe on the open road. 

Plan Your Route in Advance

Checking navigation is easier than ever, but it’s also easy to get distracted by planned routes and upcoming turns. When you plan your route out in advance, you’ll have to reference the GPS less often, which means you’ll be able to keep your eyes out on the road.

Set Your Phone to Do Not Disturb

Many modern phones have settings for driving, which prevents calls and texts from coming through while you’re behind the wheel. If you still struggle looking at your phone when you drive, consider putting the phone into the glovebox, center console, or back seat pocket. Once the temptation is gone, it will become easier to drive without the distraction.

Secure Kids and Pets

Some distracted driving does have good intentions, like responding to children’s needs or preventing your pet from getting into the groceries. But if you take a few minutes to secure your passengers in advance, you’ll have less to worry about when you drive. Ensure kids are correctly buckled in, with mirrors in place for babies, and that dogs and cats are secure and can’t move around the cabin. If you urgently need to address an issue, try to find a spot to pull over first.

Schedule Repairs at Sunroad Collision Center

When it comes to safe driving, Sunroad Collision Center has you covered. Learn about best practices for protected driving and schedule essential vehicle repairs at our collision center today.

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