Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:42 pm    

Are you going on a summer road trip?  If so, you may want to consider purchasing a global positioning system (GPS), especially if you are travelling to an unfamiliar destination. A GPS can help prevent some scary moments by preventing you from becoming lost in a dangerous area of an unfamiliar town.

What is the Global Positioning System (GPS)?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use.

Because distracted driving is one of the most common reasons for car crashes, a GPS system can reduce distractions from trying to read a map or read directions while driving. However, drivers must use their GPS systems correctly in order to avoid the GPS becoming a bigger distraction and danger.

Smart Ways to Use Your GPS on a Road Trip

  • Know How To Work Your GPS

Before you leave on a trip, read the owner’s manual or the app instructions for your GPS. Your GPS is a tool; therefore, you need to know how to use that tool in order to get the most benefit from that tool.  Trying to figure out how to program your GPS, turn on voice commands, turn up the volume, and adjust other settings while driving is putting you and everyone else on the road with you at risk.

  • Program Your Destination Before You Leave

This seems like common sense but you would be surprised by how many people program their GPS while they are driving. It only takes a couple of minutes to program your destination into the GPS before you back out. Those few minutes can save your life and the lives of others on the road.

  • Keep Your Eyes On The Road

Always use the voice command on your GPS instead of trying to look at the screen while driving. Look for a GPS system that provides step by step instructions including warnings about upcoming turns so you have ample time to change lanes if necessary to make a turn. Also, if you must change your destination or change a setting on the GPS, pull over to the side of the road instead of trying to do this while driving.

  • Do You Have A Passenger?

If you have a passenger in the car with you, put your passenger in charge of the GPS. This allows you to focus on driving without any unnecessary distractions that could cause a collision.

Have You Been Injured In A Car Accident?

We hope that you and your family have safe travels this summer and always; however, if you are injured in a car crash, we want to help. Our Sacramento car accident attorneys will handle your injury claim while you focus on your recovery.

Contact Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website to schedule your free legal consultation.

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