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April 4, 2023

Distracted drivers are dangerous. How not to be one.


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.