Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Posted by Lisa D. on August 1, 2016 in Auto Focus


As you can see in the infographic above, distracted driving is a real problem in the United States. While smartphones are causing more accidents, that isn’t the only problem. About 57 percent of all distracted auto crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, result from talking with passengers.


We all know that distracted driving isn’t a good idea. Here are a few tips to help you keep your eyes on the road.

  • Ignore your phone messages and don’t answer phone calls.
  • Avoid long, deep conversations with passengers that pull your attention away from the road and your surroundings.
  • Program your GPS before you start driving.
  • If another activity demands your attention, pull off the road.
  • Actively scan the road and check your mirrors frequently.
  • Only adjust the radio while at red lights or other complete stops.


The key to multitasking while you drive is not to do it! Keep your eyes on the road, and stay safe.

Lisa D.
Lisa D. has over 14 years of experience in the auto insurance industry, including 12 years at ACUITY. She obtained her P&C license and sold personal insurance for two years before starting at ACUITY, where she focuses on researching new auto coverages, helping with the auto pricing system, and leading auto insurance-related projects. On top of that, Lisa has her Association in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designations. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with her family. The last two go hand in hand, as she takes pictures of her kids every day.

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