3 Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving

Nearly every adult who has rented a car from Ability Rent A Car is guilty of driving while distracted at some point. We know that you can’t avoid all distractions entirely, but your safety is our No. 1 priority. However, there are certain things that you shouldn’t risk doing in a rental car. So, we’ve outlined some safety tips to help you avoid distracted driving while zipping around Houston, TX in your car rental.

3 Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving

1. Put Your Phone Down

We know how tempting that notification sound can be, but looking at your cell phone while driving is actually illegal here in Texas. We suggest that you turn off your phone or put it on vibrate and keep it out of sight. Driving while using your phone in your hand not only puts you at risk, but it can also be distracting for other drivers who spot you with it. Remember, nothing is more important than getting to your destination safely.

2. Limit the Number of Passengers

If you’re traveling with kids or your business partners, limiting your passengers might not always be easy. However, if it’s just you and one other person, avoid adding more people to your car whenever you can during your visit. More people in the car opens up more opportunities for distractions that can lead to missed turns, minor fender-benders, and even severe collisions.

3. Avoid Eating

Going through the drive-thru for a quick bite to eat in your rental car is a good idea, so you don’t get cranky or tired. However, once you have your food in hand, you shouldn’t attempt to eat while heading to your destination. Instead, take some time to pull into a parking space or find a park nearby where you can enjoy both your food and the scenery. This allows you to avoid distracted driving and ensures you leave both your hands free to operate the vehicle.

Schedule a Rental Today

Whether you’re coming into Houston, TX, for work or to visit friends, you’ll need a reliable and affordable vehicle to get you around town. Here at Ability Rent A Car, we proudly provide airport service on any of our cars, SUVs, trucks, and minivans. We also accept cash and debit, making us a popular go-to for those who don’t want to use a credit card. Get your quote from us today when you call (713) 224-5489