Facts & Tips To Deal With and Avoid Driving Distractions

We at Titanium Towing are concerned about the safety of all our customers while they’re out on the road. That’s why we’ve rounded up some tips to avoid the most common driving distractions, and how simply tolerating or avoiding them can save your life and those who are in the car with you.

  • Texting while driving, or checking road directions on your phone while driving

Texting while driving is illegal, but a lot of drivers still do it, simply because they find the sound of a text tone alert irresistible. A lot of people think that they can get away with multitasking—like keeping one eye on the road while replying to a text message—though we all know this is not true because full concentration is needed for activities such as driving, where mind and body coordination is heavily required.

Those who use their phones for road directions should opt for the voice-over function, or better yet, use the GPS in their cars so they don’t have to use their phones.

  • Arguing with someone while driving

Arguing with someone, on the phone or while they’re beside you, is never a good idea when you have to focus on the road, changing lines, making turns, and stopping. It’ll make you distracted because you’re thinking about what to say back and also listening to what the other person is saying, so what we can advise for situations like this is to save it until you’re home, or if it’s really important, pull over to the side of the road and get it settled.

  • Reaching over for something on the passenger’s seat or backseat

When you have to reach over to the backseat for your bag or something else, don’t think that you can do it properly without your vehicle veering off the other side of the road or to another lane, because it will. When you take your eyes off the road, chances are you’re already not driving straight. Shifting your body away from your seat causes your hands to unconsciously slip from the wheel, and that’s never a great idea. When you have to reach for something, make sure to pull over first.

For more information about driving distractions, or if you’re curious about the towing services we offer in Mississauga, call us at (289) 205-0085

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