Ray Lahood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, speaks about the importance of eliminating distractions. “Avoid the temptation to multitask behind the wheel altogether and put your cell phone in the glove compartment every time you get in the car,” he says. Experts  mention that the hands tend to follow where your eyes are looking, so do whatever you need to do before hitting the gas. Things like texting, putting on makeup, or adjusting the radio – are all dangerous activities when done while driving.

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