At Fuel Express, we love helping companies of all sizes and industries take control of their fuel budget and their overall fleet management. With so many fleet drivers on the road, however, we also want to remind you of the dangers of distracted driving. Here are 15 tips to help you stay safe on the road and reach your destination successfully:
- Avoid using your cell phone. If you do need to use it, pull over to a safe area before doing so.
- Keep your music or radio at an acceptable level; being able to hear car horns and sirens is necessary to keep you safe.
- Adjust your mirrors, seatbelt, and/or seat while you’re idling or in park.
- Secure any loose objects in your vehicle so they don’t cause distractions.
- If you start to feel tired, don’t try to push through it. Instead, pull over to a safe area and rest.
- Take your time driving; rushing can take your mind off of driving safely.
- If you have passengers, ask them to keep an eye on the road so that you have more than one person paying attention.
- Avoid eating while driving. Instead, pull over and finish your meal.
- Watch out for pedestrians, bicycle riders, and motorcycle riders.
- Keep conversation with others to a minimum so you can focus on your route.
- Invest in a pair of polarized sunglasses to reduce glare and brightness that can be distracting.
- If you’re using your cell phone for directions, attach it to your dashboard or windshield so that you can easily see the screen while you’re driving.
- Keep both hands on the wheel; if you have one free, you may be tempted to use it to multi-task.
- Before you hit the road, make sure you’re fully dressed, groomed, and ready.
- Familiarize yourself with the equipment in the car before you start driving. This way, you’ll already know what you have to do if you want to change or adjust something.
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