Pedata RV Center releases safety tips for RVers and cell phones. When it comes to the cell phone people aren’t just making phone calls. Most people frequently access multiple programs and applications through their cell phones or smart phones. And people are often accessing these services while driving.
RVers cite the benefit of smart phones that include navigational capabilities, easily accessible movie listings, easily accessible dining directories, etc. The smart phone can be a definite tool for travelers.
A recent study conducted by CareerBuilder.com found that over 50% of drivers check their cell/smart phones while driving. Since the use of smart phones while driving seems to be commonplace, studies regarding safety have to be considered. According to a University of Utah study of driving and talking on the phone simultaneously, only 2.5% of drivers were able to drive safely while on the phone. Aspects of driving that were affected negatively included: braking quickly (slowed by 20%), driving speed (driving too slowly to keep up with traffic increased by 30%), etc.
Safety Tips Regarding Cell Phone use while Driving from Pedata RV Center:
1. Turn it off while you’re on the road. Having a cell phone with you while traveling is seen by most as a modern day necessity. But turning it off while driving it leaves it available for you when you are in need while negating the possibility for constant distractions. In many states talking on the phone or texting is illegal while driving.
2. Set your priorities and stick to them. The current trends towards constant availability in the professional world leads many to feel they HAVE to be available to co-workers, employers, and clients by cell phone at all times. But this can create not only a difficult situation, but a dangerous one. If need be…discuss the situation with your employer prior to departure and set designated times at which you will safely call to check in on open projects, etc.
3. Designate a backup at work. If you are aware that there will definitely be situation cropping up in your workplace or with your clients that will need to be handled expeditiously don’t feel like that means that you aren’t able to take time off or turn your phone off for a few hours (or a whole day!) Designate a co-worker that can handle professional emergencies while you are unavailable. Urgent calls can be taken care of by your designated sub while you are unavailable.
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