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Your vehicle is fitted with a navigation system. How should you avoid letting this distract you while driving?

A Stop in a safe place before using the system.

Vehicle navigation systems can be useful when driving on unfamiliar routes. However they can also distract you and cause you to lose control if you look at or adjust them while driving. Pull up in a convenient and safe place before adjusting them.

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A GPS is made for use in a car, but using one while you're driving might be a dangerous distraction. If your car is equipped with speech recognition technology, utilizing voice commands to control a GPS can lessen but not completely remove the risk. Drivers were forced to take their hands, eyes, and minds off the road for longer than 24 seconds when using voice-based or touch-screen technologies.

GPS-related dangerous distracted driving behaviors:

You can be engaging in a number of risky distracted driving behaviors without even recognizing it. Several instances include:

- While driving, programming the GPS

- While driving, entering directions or searching for a location on the GPS

- Having music playing louder than the GPS audio

- Reacting to GPS directions too late, leading to sudden turns, lane changes, or exits that can cause a crash

How to Safely Use a GPS

To get to your destination, you'll probably need to utilize a GPS device at some point. Here are some tips to help you get there safely:

- Before you begin driving, program your GPS.

- If you need to reprogram the GPS, pull over.

- Use the GPS system in your car rather than your phone.

- If you are traveling with someone, let them set up the GPS system.

- Turn down the music and keep the GPS volume up.



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