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Paying attention while driving is of the utmost importance. Safety depends on it. There may be a number of distractions, both inside and outside of the car, vying for a driver’s attention. However, a driver must maintain the proper focus on making appropriate driving decisions. Being alert and focused allows a driver to anticipate danger and avoid it. Keeping some things in mind may help you avoid distractions while driving. For instance, you should be aware of the serious risks of distracted driving. Be aware of when you become distracted. Learn how to keep your focus. One of the most common driving distractions is the car’s music device. You can deal with that potential distraction by pre-setting your controls before you start driving or allowing passengers to make music adjustments. Another common distraction is pets, which should be transported in carriers or pet restraint systems. Eating and drinking also distract many drivers, so you should opt for finger foods and closed containers for beverages. If you must use the cell phone, use a hands-free device and keep the conversation very brief. Following simple steps can help minimize distractions and avoid accidents. However, even with precautions, accidents happen. The lawyers at Sheller, P.C. have a long history of successfully representing clients in accident cases. If you are in an accident or have questions about your auto insurance coverage, contact Jamie Sheller at 215-790-7300.

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