Getting behind the wheel to drive can often be a daunting task. Drivers are juggling fighting traffic and digital distractions, so it’s important to stay safe while on the road.

There is an average of 6 million car accidents in the U.S. each year, according to Driver Knowledge.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe while driving:

  • Focus on Driving: Don’t use your phone or any other electronic device while driving. Also, refrain from eating or applying makeup when behind the wheel.
  • Plan Your Route Ahead of Time: Be sure to know where you are going before you hit the road. Key in your GPS directions before leaving home. Build in time to stop for food and other business.
  • Get Regularly-Scheduled Maintenance: Remember to check your tires and stay aware of the overall health of your car.

For more driver safety tips, visit the National Traffic Highway and Safety Administration.

Donovan Harris is a senior majoring in journalism.

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