Did you know that there are tips available for Class B motor home drivers regarding cell phones? You need to always pay attention to safety issues when you are driving your Class B or when it is parked. Cell phones and smart phones have become very accessible to drivers when texting, dialing, etc. and this is dangerous to you in your Class B RV.
There are many Class B or other motor home drivers that use their phones for navigation, for nearby restaurants or hotels, as well as other day-to-day conveniences. While a cell phone can be a great tool for RV Class B travelers, it is important that you are safe when using them.
There was a recent study done that most people check their cell phones while driving their cars, Class B or other RVs. There have also been studies that show it is difficult for Class B, car, or others who are driving to pay attention to the road when they are talking on the phone. People have been said to break slower, drive too slowly, and others.
Read the following cell phone safety tips that you can follow when driving your Class B RV or other motorhome.
1. You should turn off the cell phone while driving the recreational vehicle. While it could feel as though having your phone with you is a major necessity, it is believed by many to be a constant distraction. It is common in many states to be illegal to use the phone when driving.
2. Try speaking to your employer prior to hitting the road in your motor home. Let him/her know that you do not answer the phone or reply to emails while driving. Let your employer and coworkers know that you will not be on call during this time, but you will reply when you can upon camping at the RV campers. You can even set designated times that you will pull over to a rest stop to return emails or calls.
3. Check out the hands-free equipment available on the market for situations such as emergency cell phone use when driving an RV. This tool gives you the opportunity to answer the phone when driving, but without using your hands or taking your eyes from the road.
By paying attention to driving the RV and not the cell phone, you will be protecting yourself, your passengers, and others on the road. Be safe. Do not make silly choices and get in trouble, or worse.