Cell Phone Safety Tips for Milwaukee, WI Drivers

September 2nd, 2019 by

Let’s face it: we use cell phones all of the time now for work, play, keeping in touch and more. Sadly, too many people are while driving as well. Just think about it. In the amount of time it would take you to just glance at your cellphone so much can happen. In just that split second someone could change lanes, slam on the breaks, walk in front of the car, an animal could wander onto the road. An accident can easily take place. So follow these very simple suggestions and keep everyone on the road a little safer.

Cell Phone Safety Tips:

● Never text while driving.
● Never read messages while driving.
● Make calls, text and read messages while the vehicle is stationary or pull over.
● If you must use the phone be sure to use a “hands-free” accessory that works with your phone.
● Always keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
● Try to drive after an angry or stressful situation. Unless in a dangerous situation. Emotional conversations and driving do not mix.
● Mount your phone when using it for directions to travel. This is also a great way to take speakerphone calls.
● If your phone is connected to your car’s power source, disconnect your phone before using jumper cables. The power surge could damage your phone.

It’s best to always make important call that can’t wait before you begin your trip. However if for some emergency reason that you absolutely need to dial while driving, follow this simple tip: Dial only a few numbers, check the road and your mirrors, then continue dialing.

Lastly remember to dial 911 in the event of an emergency such as a traffic accident, fire, medical emergency or road hazard. As always follow your state’s cell phone laws. Cell phones can be a great way to help someone else during an emergency.

If you liked this article, you may like this article on Prepardeness Kits for Wisconsin Drivers. You may also be interested in reading about Safety Checks to Do Before a Road Trip.

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