Don’t you hate distracted drivers?
You know—the driver sending a text message, fiddling with the car’s radio, or eating while driving.
Distracted drivers are dangerous. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) notes that in 2021, a distracted driver caused one in five car crashes on Texas roads.
To avoid distraction behind the wheel, remember:
- Texting while driving is illegal in Texas.
- Power off your phone and other electronics until you reach your destination. If you must communicate on the move, first pull over to park safely.
- If a driver acts out of line, stay calm. Don’t respond in kind. Keep your distance and let that driver scoot.
- If you think another driver is a danger, pull over in a safe place and call 3-1-1.