Cellular Phones and Driving Safety
Driver inattention is a contributing factor to 50% of all highway crashes, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A 1997 study by The New England Journal of Medicine finds that talking on a cellular phone may quadruple a persons risk of having a serious accident.
Some cell phone safety tips are:
- If you have to make a call, pull off the road or ask a passenger to call.
- Position your phone within easy reach and memorize your keypad.
- Use hands free or voice activated dialing while driving.
- Use memory dial and auto redial features.
- End conversations during hazardous driving conditions
- Dial numbers in short sequences when not moving.
- Avoid stressful or emotional conversations while driving and never take notes or look up numbers.
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