Tips for Safe Driving

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time to warn drivers about the dangers of driving when not fully focused.

Instructors with the Blazer Driving Academy said a good tip is take your phone and leave it in your trunk, so you won't be distracted. It's one of the biggest lessons they emphasize in their class.

Driving instructors said the increase in apps and technology make driving a lot more dangerous.

While some apps look to prevent you from texting and driving, instructors said this keeps your hands off the wheel and distracts you mentally.

If you use your phone for GPS, instructors suggest mounting it on your dashboard, so you can have both hands on the wheel without looking down.

Instructors said there have always been distractions, whether it is putting on make-up, listening to music, or eating; however, the increase in technology adds more distractions than ever before, making it more dangerous to be on the road. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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