Put the cell phone in the glove box.
Moms can be distracted with cell phones just like a teenager. Your brain gets curious whenever you hear the “ding” go off. Who could be texting you? What are they saying? Well, it goes without saying that nothing is more important than keeping your eyes on the road whenever you’re driving.
Set ground rules for being in the vehicle.
If your kids are going to ride with you, then they need to make sure they are not distracting you. Obviously smaller children won’t know they are distracting you, so this pertains to older children who are more in control of their behavior. Knowing how to behave while in a vehicle can really help mom stay more focused on the road.
Make sure there are no loose objects in the car.
Kids have been known to throw things when they’re mad, which means a huge distraction for mom. Keep loose objects away from kids that can be harmful if thrown. Their little teddy bear probably won’t do much damage but larger plastic toys can do a lot of damage.
Keep your focus on the road.
As much as you probably want to turn around and set your kids straight whenever they are misbehaving in the car, you need to keep your focus on the road. Just keep telling yourself that whatever they are doing now can be dealt with whenever you get home.
Need directions? A GPS is a great way to go. Using the map on your phone might tempt you to look at other things while driving. Having a car with a GPS installed would help you get where your going and keeping your focus on the road. Check out the inventory at Wolf Chase Chrysler Jeep Dodge if you need to purchase a car with a built in GPS.
Have your radio set to your favorite stations prior to driving!
Another big distraction for moms can be the radio while driving. Messing with CDs or trying to find their favorite channel on the radio can cause them to be distracted. You can keep from being distracted by having your radio preset before you head out on the road.
Try to eat prior to driving.
Every mom knows that it can be hard to find time to eat, so driving seems like the perfect opportunity. A word to the wise that eating while driving is still a distraction and should be avoided if possible. Try eating prior to going anywhere and if that won’t work, pull over for 5 minutes or so to finish your snack or meal.
Remaining distraction free while driving is important for everyone, but especially moms because they are carrying precious cargo with them. What tips do you have for moms who want to drive distraction free?