Driving a large commercial truck is not easy, we know. Being in charge of lots of metals on the road and loaded with the responsibility of not only a commercial truck and its maneuvering but also being varied and careful with people driving regular vehicles around you can be daunting. That is why you get special training when you take over such a job and an even greater responsibility. Yes, it is true that driving safely and attentively is one of the most integral parts of road safety for all types of drivers. But with a larger vehicle, the stakes are increased. With increased efforts comes increased responsibility – those that can not and should not be taken lightly.
If a truck driver is distracted while driving, a lot can go wrong.
Distracted driving results in accidents with effects ranging from minor vehicle damage. to a total car and devastating damage. Increasingly, distracted driving results in death. It can also affect your insurance premiums and even lead to fines or imprisonment if you are caught. In addition, accidents involving heavy vehicles such as commercial trucks can cause even greater damage, cost more lives, increase deaths and increase property damage and livelihoods. You do not want it.
Instances or tasks that can distract you while driving are:
- Adjust the radio
- Monitor high activity in the vehicle or outside it
- Eat or drink
- Talk or text on mobile phones
- Driving under the influence
- Entering information into a GPS
Everything that takes your attention away from the road and the task – driving – stands for distracted driving.
At Paradiso Insurance, we care about you. Your health and safety is our highest priority and that is why we have collected some tips to help you avoid distracted driving.
Keep your phone quiet!
Texts, conversations, messages from your social and game beep, all divert your attention as you drive. Before you start your route / journey, make sure to keep your phone quiet and always check your phone in the park or at a stop.
If you can not afford to put your phone on silent, always make sure you only sue for emergencies. Even then, it is best to pull safely to the right shoulder to make a call. Even hands-free devices can still make you miss important visuals and audio codes needed to avoid a crash.
Did you know that drowsiness increases the risk of a crash almost four times? In addition, a government study showed that 37 percent of American drivers have nodded or actually fallen asleep at least once during their driving careers. If you feel tired, we will get it. It's just human. We recommend that you pull aside.
Avoid eating while driving. Being busy is no excuse for distracted driving. After breakfast on the way to work not in the truck. Food waste is a major cause of distraction and ultimately accidents.
Be careful when driving. The fact that accidents can occur when and where it can not be denied and it is strongly recommended that you insure your commercial truck / vehicle. Insurance not only covers the injuries caused during accidents, but also gives you peace of mind at all times where you work.