Health Tip: Avoid Distractions Behind the Wheel

By on February 8, 2011

To stay safe and alert behind the wheel, it’s important to avoid distractions while you drive.

The U.S. Department of Transportation cites these examples:

  • Being on your cell phone.
  • Sipping on a drink or eating.
  • Fixing your hair or touching up your makeup.
  • Constantly talking to other people in the car.
  • Reading (even maps), watching a movie or using the car’s navigation system.
  • Fiddling with the CD or MP3 player, or trying to tune in a radio station.

Source: HealthDay

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