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How Planning Ahead Keeps You Safe on the Road

by Staff Blogger | December 1st, 2021

When it comes to reducing your risk of being involved in a car accident, what you do behind the wheel is only part of the equation. Committing to safe driving means planning ahead before you even pull out of your driveway.

Here are a few ways to keep your trip as distraction-free as possible:

  • Set your GPS before you go.

Program your GPS first thing. Doing so not only means that you won’t be tempted to change it while you’re driving, but it will also give you an advance warning of traffic, road closures, and other things you need to be aware of before you leave home. This can help you avoid potential dangers and delays.

  • Select a playlist, podcast, or audio book.

It’s important to keep your eyes on the road at all times while driving. Even a task as quick and simple as changing the radio station can be dangerous if it involves taking your eyes off the road. When you get your audio setup before you head out, you won’t be tempted to make changes while driving.

  • Make phone calls and send text messages before hitting the road.

Need to alert someone of your ETA or give them an update on something? Do it before you start your trip. And while you’re at it, let them know you’ll be driving and won’t be able to respond to any further calls or text messages until you stop or arrive at your destination.

When drivers don’t plan ahead or take safety seriously, they can injure themselves and others. If you get hurt by a negligent driver, we want to help. Contact the Nashville auto accident lawyers at Ponce Law today for a free consultation.

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