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II. Dealing with particular situations
 
Tips to reduce driver distractions
 
  • Attend to personal grooming and plan your route before you leave.
  • Identify and preset your vehicle’s climate control, radio and CD player.
  • Make it a habit to pull over and park to use your cell phone, or have a passenger take the call or let it go to voice mail.
  • Put reading material away if you are tempted to read.
  • Do not engage in emotional or complex conversations. Stress can affect your driving performance.
  • When you are hungry or thirsty, take a break from driving.

Remember to focus on your driving at all times. A split-second distraction behind the wheel can result in a collision.