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Fleet safety tip: Cell phone safety

As cell phones have become an integral part of our lives, these phones and other electronic devices have also become a leading source of distracted driving. From texting and using apps for navigation, to accessing music, audio books and podcasts, cell phones pose a serious distraction for drivers. The Center for Transportation Safety offers some tips to drivers on how to limit the use of their cell phones while operating their vehicle.

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  • Abstain from talking on a cell phone while driving.
  • In case of an emergency and you need to make a call, pull off on the road to a safe location.
  • Position your cell phone within easy to reach and where you can grab it without taking your eyes off the road.
  • Use a hands-free device or bluetooth earpiece that allows you to talk while both hands remain on the wheel.
  • Suspend conversations during hazardous driving conditions that may distracting.
  • Only use your cell phone in case of an emergency or to help others in an emergency.
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