Smartphones are meant to connect us. Not to separate us. To make sure you get to where you’re going safely, please take the following advice seriously.
On the road? Put your smartphone away.
- I’m driving. My voicemail will do the rest.
- Important mail? No it’s not.
- Two wheels, same rules.
- Pedestrians, this one is for you.
Activate your voicemail before you get behind the wheel. Or ask a passenger to answer the call. Just make sure you don’t touch your screen during the drive. Not even if you have a car kit. Think about it: you’re 3x more likely to have an accident if you reach for that phone.
No mail is more important than your safety and the safety of your passengers. If that mail can’t wait, pull over to the side of the road before you hit the reply button.
Are you a biker or a cyclist? Then the same rules apply to you. Turn on that voicemail, smile and enjoy the ride.
Walking is great. Unless you’re putting other road users at risk. So only whip out your smartphone when it is safe to do so. Remember: stay out of the way and stay alert.