Safety Tips for Drivers

Posted: September 1, 2021 at 7:00 am

That Text Can Wait

When texting while driving, the shortest amount of time a person takes his or her eyes off the road is 5 seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

Don’t Get Out

If you are in a car accident involving a power line or padmount transformer (“green box”), stay inside the vehicle and call 911. Unless the car is on fire or giving off smoke, do not get out. If there is a fire, make a solid jump from the vehicle without touching it and hop with your feet together as far away as you can.

Respect Work Zones

One work zone crash occurs every 5.4 minutes. Remind teen drivers to consider anyone doing their job in or near the road as someone they know and love. Encourage them to move over and slow down for workers

Don’t Drive Distracted

Texting is not the only form of distracted driving. Driving and doing anything else is multitasking. 8 deaths occur every day due to drivers who drive distracted.