Are You Aware? April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Highlighting The Importance Of Alertness While On The Road

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. You should never, ever text behind the wheel, but if you usually pull out your phone after you pull on your seat belt, April is the perfect time to break the habit.

In Nevada, both using a handheld mobile device and texting while driving are illegal. These are steps in the right direction, but contrary to popular belief, using a headset to take your call while behind the wheel is not actually safer than using a handheld device. 30 studies show that because the call is still distracting, talking hands-free does not mean you are driving risk-free. Avoiding calls altogether is the best policy.

On average, when you look at your phone, whether to read a text or make a call, you take your eyes away from the road for five seconds. If you are driving at 55 mph that means that you cover the length of a football field while your eyes are averted. In other words, if something happens in the hundred+ yards in front of your vehicle you will not be able to respond. Put an end to distracted driving in your own life to keep yourself safe!

If you are tempted by your phone while behind the wheel, put it on silent and stow it in your glove box. Learn this habit now, and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Together, we can save thousands of lives this year.

Did you know that a record of safe driving can help bring your auto insurance premiums down? Putting away your phone while driving can put more money in your wallet. To work with a team of agents who will help you take advantage of every discount available to you, contact All Nevada Insurance in Las Vegas. We are here to meet all of your Nevada auto insurance coverage needs.