Distracted driving is a major road safety risk that can have disastrous consequences. It is any activity that takes your attention away from the task of driving and can include talking or texting on a cell phone, adjusting the radio, or talking to passengers. These tips from Diamond Jim's will help reduce distracted driving.

It’s tempting to check your phone while driving, but it can put you and other drivers in danger. If possible, turn off your phone while driving or keep it out of reach. If you do need to use your phone, pull over to a safe location before doing so.

Defensive driving can help reduce the risks of road distractions. This means looking ahead for potential dangers, checking your mirrors often, and scanning your blind spots before making a move. Giving yourself plenty of time to reach your destination will also reduce stress levels and minimize the need to rush or take dangerous risks.