Distracting Your Drive? Don’t

by Prarthna Grover

Oct. 9, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Can you tell someone's family member that you just looked down for a second and it happened? Your one distracted second can take someone's life within a fraction of time and maybe yours as well. It takes one distracted move to ruin your life completely. Road accidents have been increasing in our country and still, we see no change in people's driving. Rash driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, and the list goes might be a trend for you but it's now the real-time you realize you are playing not only with your life but also with thousand other lives around you. A reply can be sent a few minutes late, calls can be answered later, don't drive if you're drunk and don't rush no matter what. These are the cliche things that every individual knows and surprisingly, few of them really follow it. Not so surprising is that the rest population is absolutely fine risking their life and many other lives.

Distracted driving has caused several crashes and road accidents past few years that it is an issue to be looked after and take some serious action on it. The government on their part has immensely maintained their role and is very well working hard and as much as they can to reduce the number of crashes and aware of the population on it. Roads have been redesigned, big banners with drive safe, drive slow is on the road to aware you, traffic signs have been well equipped after every 1 km to spread the awareness. But all this hardly matters when the wheel is in your hands. What matters is your attention. Complete attention on the road!

For all those who wish to change and for all those who believe in change, here are few tips to make sure you follow sincerely. This is how you not only safeguard a life but also contribute your part towards a change for the better world.

  • Don't use your phone while driving. No calls, no texts at all while driving.
  • If you drop something either leave it or park your car roadside and then pick it up if it's something really important.
  • Do Not Drink and Drive ever. Dangerous combination
  • There's no racing when it comes to safe driving. Speed and wheels don't mix well!
  • Follow the traffic rules and signs. Remember!
  • Keep your eyes on the road only