West Virginia Ranks 20th in the U.S. for distracted Driving

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 8:19 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -With 48 million Americans estimated to hit the roads for Thanksgiving, it’s a must for motorists to try and stay safe on the roads.

However, a report from Whistleout research says that West Virginia ranks 20th in the nation for distracted driving. The data used by Whistleout was compiled by the national highway traffic safety association.

GEICO auto insurance has provided its top 5 tips to avoid distracted driving during the holiday season.

1) Only use your cell phone for emergency situations. They also say, even when using it for emergencies, it’s still best to pull over.

2) If you’re feeling tired, pull over.

3) Limit the number of passengers in the vehicle as well as the overall activity within the vehicle.

4) avoid eating while driving.

5) Do all of your multitasking outside the car.

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