MDX highlights how distracted driving puts people’s lives in danger
While technology has made it easier to send texts, write emails, and update social media on the go, these distractions can lead to life-threatening accidents. This is why it is important to stay present and aware while behind the wheel. In order to bring attention to this issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NHS and MDX are raising awareness to encourage safe and responsible driving among Miami's citizens.
The dangers of distracted driving
MDX is all about making it easier for people, items, and the economy to get around in Miami-Dade County. This includes the safety of the drivers on Miami's roads. The organization asks motorists to maintain their focus on the road and their hands on the steering wheel during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. If you're a careful driver, you could save someone's life.
As part of the nationwide sponsored advertising campaign "U Drive. U Text. U Pay." you may have seen an increase in police presence on the roads. This advertisement serves as a timely and necessary reminder to motorists of the fatal risks and legal implications (which includes fines) associated with texting while driving.
Tips for staying safe on the road
The NHS has provided guidelines for persons who often use their phones while driving so that they might become safer, more responsible drivers. This includes pulling over to the side of the road or into a parking lot to send a text. However, it's safer to choose one of your passengers to be the "designated texter" and reply to incoming calls and messages.
Moreover, make sure you're not driving and checking your phone. It's best not to text while driving, so if you're having trouble putting down the phone, put it somewhere out of the way, like the rear seat, glove compartment, or trunk.
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