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Tips for Drivers and Passengers

Learn the steps you can take to be safe and responsible on New York State roadways.
Tips for Drivers and Passengers
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Tips for Drivers

  • Stay focused on the road and your surroundings. Never drive distracted.
  • Do not use your cell phone or any electronic device while driving. If there is an emergency, safely pull off of the road or into a “Texting Zone” before using your devices.
  • Avoid arguments and stressful or emotional conversations with passengers.
  • Avoid eating or grooming while driving.
  • Be sure children are properly and safely restrained.
  • Properly secure pets in a pet carrier or portable kennel.
  • Drive sober. Never drive impaired by alcohol or drugs and discourage others from doing so.

Tips for Passengers

  • Be quiet and alert.
  • Don’t create distractions for the driver.
  • Offer to help navigate.
  • Do not tolerate distracted driving. If you are a passenger in a car with a distracted driver, say something!