In the Virgin Islands, our beautiful scenery can be distracting enough! Be a safe and respectful driver by eliminating distractions inside your vehicle.
Texting and Talking on the Phone While Driving
Texting takes your eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for three or more seconds at a time. Meanwhile, drivers on their phone tend to notice only half of their driving environment, even when hands-free. Plus, texting or talking on your phone while driving is illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here are some tips for eliminating the distraction of your phone while driving:
- Set up Driving or Focus Mode on your phone
- Put your phone on silent when driving
- Keep your phone in your console or purse
- Pull over to text or take/make a call
Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
More Tips for Eliminating Distractions
Distracted driving negatively affects all drivers. Distractions come in many forms and most can be prevented.
- Stow potential distractions, like bags and food.
- Wait to eat until you’re safely parked.
- Store your phone so you’re not tempted to text or make calls.
- Put your phone on silent while driving – or set up “driving” or “focus” mode on your phone.
- Program your navigation system and music before you start driving.
- Don’t reach for items that fall while driving.
- Keep pets properly restrained.
- Make sure children are appropriately buckled in.
Be safe and enjoy the view!
To view more safe driving videos, please visit our Drive Safe With Centerline YouTube playlist.
Special thanks to Vivid Productions, LLC, for their hard work producing our Drive Safe With Centerline videos.