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Life is full of distractions. Driving shouldn’t be.

Distracted driving is now the leading cause of all crashes. Let’s keep our eyes and minds on the road.

Be Alert


from Distracted Driving

Interior view of a car from the back seat toward the windshield
Interior view of a car from the back seat toward the windshield

5-Second Rule Tool

How far does your car travel in the 5 seconds you spend looking at a text?

Choose your vehicle’s speed using the speedometer to find out.

Dashboard speedometer

Distance traveled in 5 seconds:

Tips for staying alert

Here are some tips for keeping your focus where it belongs – on the road:

  • Use cell phone for emergencies only

  • Download an app that silences calls and texts while your car is in motion

  • Multitask when you’re outside the car

  • Avoid eating/drinking while driving

  • Secure children and pets

  • Put makeup on at home

  • Set temperature controls before you start moving

Distractions to avoid

There are so many distractions when we drive. Try to avoid these risky behaviors:

  • Texting or talking on handheld phone

  • Searching for items in a purse or wallet

  • Checking the GPS

  • Watching a crash on the side of the road

  • Securing a seat belt

  • Changing the radio or music selection

  • Talking with passengers

  • Reaching for an item that has fallen on the floor






Are you an alert driver? Let's see what your kids say.