Health Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving

(HealthDay News) -- Focus is extremely important while driving. Distractions can cause drivers of any skill level to make mistakes, says the American Association of Retired Persons.

To avoid distractions behind the wheel, AARP suggests:

  • Secure your cargo.
  • Restrain your pet.
  • Never use your cell phone.
  • Pre-set your favorite radio stations.
  • Refrain from eating, drinking or smoking.

Concentrating on anything other than driving raises your risk of an accident.

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