|By Marketwired .||
|April 30, 2014 07:36 PM EDT||
TEMPE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- GEICO Tempe, the local office of the country's second-largest private passenger auto insurer, is reminding drivers during Distracted Driving Awareness Month to reduce distractions and pay additional attention to the road.
"We understand the challenges of driving in today's technological age," said Jack Chumadevsky, local GEICO insurance agent in Tempe, "and we know teens are particularly drawn to distractions like cell phones and texting. That's why we want to remind parents in particular to talk to their young drivers to get them off to a safe driving start."
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says that distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes.
According to the National Safety Council when people talk on a cell phone while driving, even when they talk hands-free, a condition called "inattention blindness" occurs where your brain absorbs only half of what is happening on the road, dramatically increasing the likelihood of a crash.
GEICO offers the following recommendations to help avoid distractions:
- Stop perpetuating the myth of multitasking. Accept it. You can't do two things at one time.
- Protect your life and the lives of others by not driving distracted.
- Turn off cellphones and other electronic devices and put them out of reach before starting to drive.
- No texting while you're driving. Ever.
- Set the example for passengers and young drivers by not driving distracted.
Chumadevsky adds that there's more that drivers can do to help stay safe during Distracted Driver Awareness Month and every month:
- If your driver uses a cellphone, offer to make the call so the driver can direct full attention to driving.
- Plan ahead and eat any meals before driving.
- Know how to get around and know where you're going, so your attention is not on a GPS device.
- Attend to any personal grooming before driving.
- Always wear your safety belt as this is your best defense against unsafe drivers
"In addition to providing excellent service, GEICO remains dedicated to making the roads safer, one driver at a time," Chumadevsky continued. To read more about GEICO's tips to avoid distracted driving visit https://www.geico.com/information/safety/ and www.geicoteendriving.com
ABOUT GEICO, TEMPE
Jack Chumadevsky leads the GEICO Tempe, Arizona, local insurance agency, that serves Phoenix's East Valley's cities including Mesa, Casa Grande, Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Apache Junction and many more. His office can provide residents with insurance quotes on cars, trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs), boats, homeowners, renters, identity theft and other coverages.
To reach GEICO, please contact Jack Chumadevsky at 480-827-JACK or [email protected]. For more information on GEICO Tempe visit https://www.geico.com/insurance-agents/arizona/phoenix/jack-chumadevsky/ or feel free to walk in at 815 East Baseline Road, Suite 105, Tempe, AZ 85283.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 20 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
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