My DUI prevention tip of the day was inspired by a new case I am handling. The tip of the day is to avoid using your cell phone while driving after having a beer. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has produced numerous studies on cell phone usage and it’s impact on driving. Combine a little alcohol and talking on the cell phone and it equals some back driving. Bad driving results in a traffic stop which might lead you to a jail cell. Here is a short list of Rob McKinney’s tips on cell phone usage after a drink;
- Turn your cell phone off while driving.
- Don’t answer if it is on.
- Lock it in your trunk so you won’t be tempted. (This is my favorite).
- Never text while driving. It’s against Tennessee law anyway and could lead to a traffic stop on this use alone.
As always, please drink responsibly.