Save Money By Saving Lives
According to the CDC, 8 people die from car accidents caused by inattentive driving every single day. When adding in DUI related deaths, that number shoots up to 28 people every day. It’s easy to drive while distracted. All it takes it a single moment of looking down at the radio instead of up at the road. Smartphone apps are especially dangerous since they can cause you to not only take your eyes and mind off of the road but also your hand off of the wheel.
Other actions that count as distracted driving are:
- Talking to other passengers
- Texting while in motion
- Eating while driving
- Using phone apps while trying to drive
Engaging in phone conversation
Many of these are activities people engage in constantly. Due to that fact, many people presume that these activities are not really dangerous. Unfortunately, that’s a large part of why 8 people every day die in a car accident. Given that, what actions can be taken to help assure the safety of your family and those around you? The answer is fairly simple.
Everyone has to take an important call from time to time, and it’s always fun to check for new Pokemon. But that doesn’t mean you should keep driving. Pull over to the shoulder so you don’t put yourself or anyone else at risk.
Give The Phone To Someone Else
If you have someone else in the car, ask them to deal with the phone. This may even have the added benefit of making people remember that you don’t text while driving.
Don’t Drink And Drive
There’s no problem with heading to the local bar for a few drinks, presuming you’re old enough. But even if you’re only going “a few blocks away”, don’t drive after drinking. If you’re lucky, all that will happen is that you’ll get a ticket and need to pay a Houston DWI lawyer. If you’re unlucky, you might be paying for other people’s medical bills, or carrying the burden of having taken another person’s life for the rest of yours.
Luckily, there are incentives for safe driving other than avoiding vehicular manslaughter! Safe driving can also save you quite a bit of money. Auto insurance companies love safe drivers, and for good reason. Most companies offer financial incentives or discounts for people with safe driving records.
In addition, people with safe driving records are more likely to get auto loans. While most loans are based heavily on credit scores, a bank will take note of a safe driving record. If they see you can be trusted with a major purchase such as a vehicle, they’re much more likely to be willing to give you the money you need to buy a new one.
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At the end of the day, safe driving isn’t difficult. It requires paying attention to the road at all times and staying clear-headed while you drive. Everyone knows how to do those two things. As long as you realize how dangerous driving can become rather than presuming you’ll be safe because you’ve never had an accident before, you should be fine.
Since that accident he was involved in 2009, Paul has been an active advocate of safe driving. He often attends seminar related to his advocacy. He is also interested in cars and different things about automotive.