Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Focus on the Road: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Spieler's Inc. wants you to be safe when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle. Once you leave our Jefferson City car dealership, accidents can happen, but by focusing on the road you can reduce your risks of distracted driving. April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distractions involving handheld mobile devices are the most common disturbances associated with distracted driving. There are other distractions including taking ones eyes off the road or hands off the steering wheel, using a cell phone to text or talk, adjusting a GPS device, changing music, grooming, eating, and even talking to passengers. These things can be avoided by keeping your eyes on the road. Below are some ways to spread awareness about distracted driving:

Get Your Community Involved

Be a safety advocate for your friends, family, and neighbors. Every community across the country experiences some form of distracted driving. Create partnerships, work with the media, and raise awareness about distracted driving in your community. Find out if your city has distracted driving laws in place, and support adoption and enforcement of cell phone bans while driving.

Educate Teenage Drivers

Distracted driving among teenagers is a big concern with inexperience and the increase in technological devices in recent history. Young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel. Don't let your teens become a statistic. Teach them to not only be a great driver, but a great passenger. Tell them to call out their friends and even parents, if they see them using a cell phone behind the wheel. Get them involved in promoting safe driving in your community. Hang up posters, share a distracted driving video on social media websites, and host an event on distracted driving. Start a SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter at their school if you do not have one.

Enact a Company Policy on Distracted Driving

Put your employees' safety first. Distracted driving doesn't become less dangerous after the work day is over. Customize a company distracted driving policy and let your employees know that you support distraction-free driving.

Spieler's Inc. Wants You to Be Safe and Not Distracted When Behind the Wheel 

Spieler's Inc. cares about your safety. We take pride in being a family-owned Jefferson City auto dealership and want to continue to serve your family for generations. If you purchase a vehicle from our car dealership in Jefferson City, make sure your car dealer points out all of the bells and whistles of the vehicle before you drive off, so you are not distracted during your drive. Have your stereo pre-programmed, seat and mirrors adjusted and put your cell phone away until you get to your destination.

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