With the changing season comes summer vacations and adventures. From trying out new hiking trails to going on camping trips, having a BBQ or spending a relaxing day reading on the beach, as our schedules become busier, so will the roads. And unfortunately, with more drivers comes more car accidents. Therefore, it's as important than ever to avoid distractions while driving during these summer months. Although you may have already taken the pledge, this makes it a great time to encourage loved ones to follow in your footsteps.
Encourage the pledge
In the excitement of getting on the road, it's easy for anyone to find themselves distracted. But it's important to remember that no one will be able to enjoy themselves if you do not arrive to your destination safely. Whether mentally thinking about the activities you are about to enjoy, or physically texting your friends or family during your commute, any and all distractions can wait. As you start to put a focus on ending distracted driving, it's important to also encourage your family and friends to take part in safe driving practices. This includes keeping their minds clear, avoiding distractions such as texting, and keeping their eyes and attention focused on the road ahead. If you are aware that your loved ones are currently traveling, abstain from reaching out to them.
Take the pledge
Make a pact and a promise with your loved ones that you will do everything in your power to avoid driving distracted over these busy summer months. Encourage them to do the same to ensure you all get to spend the much needed and desired time together that you deserve. Take the pledge today to enjoy not just this summer, but many summers to come!