Some tips to avoid distracted driving, courtesy of MNN:
•Always look where you want to go. "If you see a distraction, you can't let it pull you off the road, ... the car will go where your eyes go."
•Turn off the cell phone while driving.
•Make sure your passengers, especially children, have their snacks and entertainment at the ready, so you are not reaching behind you.
•Eat, apply makeup and dress before you drive.
•Assign a "designated texter," a passenger in the car to send and reply to texts and calls.
•Read all maps before heading out, and, if you need to check directions, pull over.
•If you are a parent — or have children or teens in the car — be aware that you are an example to them.