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It doesn't matter how long you have been driving for, it is easy to get distracted if you aren't conscious that you are actually being distracted. Below are some situations to avoid. Each time that the holiday season begins there are more and more car accidents happening on the road. Why? While speeding and driving while tired are big factors, it is often small distractions that lead to serious accidents.

Stop Being Distracted and Drive!

Jim Ackney want you to stay safer on the road, and so below are some common distractions to keep an eye out for and take steps to avoid.


We’ve all been guilty of doing it, but when we do it while driving then it can have serious consequences. Daydreaming, drifting away, letting your mind wander, whatever you want to call it, letting your mind drift from anything except the task of driving is a dangerous activity. To help prevent this, as you drive, keep reminding yourself to keep your focus on driving. If you need to, change the music that you play for something more karaoke-friendly to encourage you to stay in the moment as you drive instead of imagining that you are on vacation.

Using Your Cell Phone

Yes, you’ve heard it before - don't’ use your cell phone and drive. And do you know why you have heard it so much? Because it is a completely avoidable and highly dangerous activity to undertake! The simple answer is to turn your phone on silent as you get into the car and then put it either in your bag or somewhere out of sight until you reach your destination. However, if you simply must stay in touch while you are driving, be sure to utilize one of the many wireless connectivity options to connect with your phone via your voice and control its functions. Click here to buy AMSOIL’s Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 which has been purpose designed to help improve the performance of your transmission system. If you are unsure if this is the right product for your vehicle, speak with Jim Ackney at (780) 476-0545 and talk to an expert about your engine needs.

Looking at Other Things

Have you ever been driving and seen a collision on the other side of the road? It’s called 'rubbernecking' and it’s something which is hard to stop ourselves doing by instinct. It’s when you turn your head to look at something that is happening around you and not looking at the road in front of you. The biggest problem with this activity is that it, in turn, causes accidents simply because drivers all take their eyes off the road at the same time. The easiest way to prevent this from happening to you is to remind yourself that it’s more important that you pay attention to the road while you drive so that you don’t end up in a similar situation.

Other People in the Car

It’s one thing to participate in a conversation that everybody in the car is having while you drive, but it an entirely different thing if you are trying to hand things to people in the back, look at things they are trying to show you, or generally become too involved in what our passengers are doing. If this sounds like a situation you always find yourself in, it’s time to change your driving ways. Because you are generally interested in what is happening with your passengers, it is not only easy to take your attention off driving but almost appealing. For this reason, be sure that your passengers know that you don’t want to be disturbed as you drive a and yourself stay conscious that you don’t listen to something interesting and suddenly look back at the wrong moment.

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When it comes to staying safe on the road, the above are some great distractions to avoid. Of course, part of being safe on the road means driving a healthy car. A synthetic oil change in Edmonton, AB Canada is a great piece of vehicle maintenance which all motorists can do in their own driveway that can really improve the performance of your vehicle. Speak with Jim Ackney at (888) 476-0545 (toll-free) today to learn more about the range of products available both via telephone order or listed on the online store.

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