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A glance at your phone while driving is the same as driving blind

A glance at your phone while driving is the same as driving blind

On your phone while driving, you’re driving blind

AFL Vic’s valued partner the TAC launched a new campaign last week addressing the issue of distracted driving.

The campaign message to the community is clear: A glance at your phone while driving is the same as driving blind.

You can view the campaign TVC online here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCSWRRCB1Ek

Here are some tips for what you can do to avoid distracted driving:
– When possible, install the ‘do not disturb’ function on your phone – watch this step by step guide on how to install https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40xSpE6il3s
– Put your phone out of reach such as in the glovebox or boot of the car.
– Turn your phone on silent, or turn it off completely when driving.
– As a passenger, speak up and call out bad behaviour when you see it. Encourage others to be safe.

When travelling at 50 km per hour, a glance down at your phone means you’ll travel up to 28 metres blind.

Whether driving for work or outside of work duties, we all have a role to play in supporting the TAC in their vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

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