Stay safe this long weekend
We all lust after much-needed, long weekends, but with everybody whizzing around on the roads trying to get to their next event, it's obviously less safer than usual. That's let alone adding to the mix all the "Where are you?!" phone calls you get while driving. But NEVER. EVER. drive while holding + talking on your phone (it's illegal, too). If you absolutely have to chat, make sure it's via a handsfree gizmo.
Use a hands-free device if you absolutely must make or receive a call. There are plenty of affordable hands-free options out there. We love these ones from Parrot. Then with your handsfree device:
1. Avoid making calls in heavy traffic or poor weather conditions when safe driving requires increased attention.
2. Warn the person you're talking to that you're driving; and keep the conversation short.
3. Tell your family and friends where you'll be. Not only will they be able to keep track of your progress, but they'll be able to judge whether or not you're on the road and refrain from calling you at the wrong time.
4. If the conversation prevents you from driving cautiously, tell the caller you'll phone back at a later time when you aren't behind the wheel.
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Child safety in your driveway (a child is run over every week).